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ZM - December 18th, 2004 5:41 PM

I just had my second c-section 3 weeks ago. It was planned by my doctor because she was worried of the risks of doing a vbac and because she said my pelvis is really narrow, possibly too small to push out a baby. Does anyone else have this problem and did you deliver naturally or via c-section. I want more children, but don't think I can bare another cesarian. Is there anything I can do to correct the problem, exercises, stretches anything. Help, desperate!


Julie - January 9th, 2005 3:39 AM

I have the same problem. I had my first 16 months ago. I don't think there is anything we can do about the small pelvis thing.. I do still have pain on my right side. I posted a few minutes ago about this to someone who was having frequeny urinating urges. I will be geting a second opinion about the pain I still have. I am one of five children... both my sisters have 4..brothers don't have kids yet. I want at least 3 but would love more.


KM - January 9th, 2005 11:50 PM

i had my first 7 wks ago and ended up with a section for the same reason. my son was head up and didnt have room to turn in my pelvis. Im not advised for a VBAC because the same thing will happen again most likely. IMO, a c-section is way easier than a v____al labour.Even my doctor has told me this


Heather - January 18th, 2005 7:10 PM

Hi, I am 37 weeks pregnant and I wanted to attempt a vbac but today my doctor told me that I had a really small pelvis. She said we could go ahead and try it out naturally but if labor doesn't progress I'll have another c-section. I was so disappointed to hear that, but what can ya do? So, I'll let you know what happens


jackie - January 31st, 2005 10:08 AM

I delivered our first child 4 months ago. I actually went in to be induced because I was late. My doctor had suspected from the beginning that my pelvis was small, but I tried to deliver him v____ally because that's the "normal" thing to do. Anyway, after pushing for an hour and a half, he wasn't moving too far. She even tried the vacuum, but wasn't successful. I ended up having a c-section - scary, but not as bad as I thought. At my check up appt, I asked if I'd be able to deliver my second child v____ally. I was told that I could try as some women are able to, but it might result in another c-section anyway since there's only a 60% or 40% (sorry that I can't remember which one she said) chance of delivering v____ally. Anyway, she said I might want to plan another c-section because it would be less strain on my body and recovery would be faster than if were to go in trying to deliver v____ally and then end up having a c-section anyway. Hope this makes sense.


Jennifer - February 3rd, 2005 6:20 PM

I had the same problem; after 16 hours of labor my son never dropped into my pelvis. The doctor told me that my pelvis would never allow a baby to pa__s through to be delivered "normally". I was devastated at the time and suffered some post partum depression that I attribute to my birth experience. I researched for months on VBAC, but after a heart to heart with my doctor, I have come to terms with the fact that c-sec is best for me and my babies. I just found out I'm pregnant with number 2 and am at peace with my plans for another c section. I was fortunate to have a quick recovery with the first, so hopefully it will be the same with this one.


Andrea - February 4th, 2005 9:47 PM

Yeah I think it varies from woman to woman. Personally, I'm 22 and I just gave birth on July 27 th 2004 to a 7lb. 14oz. beautiful baby girl. I was just like you, set up for an induction at 38 weeks because she'd already been measured at 36 weeks to be 6.5lbs. It may not sound big, but I was 122 prior to my pregnancy and blew up to 187 by my ninth month. Like you said, the Dr. set me up to be induced and by that time I was already 3cm on my own. Well, I got the "epi" at 3cm and stalled. I was given 8 hours and the baby's heart rate started to drop ("decels") so they put my on my left side and shut off the Pitocin. After a couple more hours and no progress from 4cm and a -2 station, I was told the disturbing news of a c-section. Turns out that the baby was too big to fir through my pelvis as well. Sadly, honey there's nothing we can do to "fix" our pelvis. That's like trying to change the shape of your teeth. Maybe try a doula with your next birth. They are known to listen to women a little more and let our bodies do the work. Plus, they don't do that whole "failure to progress" c___p. To be honest, I feel like I was almost cheated out of my birthing experience--I'll be sure to use a doula for my next.


Cheryl - February 7th, 2005 2:50 PM

I've had two cesareans because both my babies were breech and my pelvis is small. I was told that this one, due in April, may have to be a cla__sical section. I've had my babies 15 and 19 mos. apart. She even recommended a tubal ligation! I had pre-eclampsia with my first and polyhydramnios with my second and hypertension again with this one. We decided against the tubal even with me being 40 and the risks higher. I hated delivering my first as a section, but we tried and after around 18 hrs. didn't progress more than a fingertip dilation. Even in the section, he was stuck and had to have forceps to bring him out. So now I am just happy for healthy children however they get here...I am just glad it is an option.


S - February 16th, 2005 6:09 PM

After 26 hours of induced labour, I was thrilled to have it over, c-section was the only way apperently. Before I got pregnanyt again, I actually had an mri done and my doc said there was "no way" any baby was getting through. I have since had two scheduled sections and wow was the recovery a breeze compared to all that labour first, I highly recommend it. Not to mention being able to plan the event!


zion - February 25th, 2005 7:20 PM

my mother had that problem she had all three of us by c-section becuse she was to small to pa__s the baby..


Balsam - March 25th, 2005 2:23 AM

I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my second child. I have bad experience with my first c-section. I had it after about 20 hours of induced labour, but it never opened more than 4 cm, I was told that I must have a c-section because the heart beats of the baby droped and its dangerous for the child. It took me about 2.5 months to heal after the operation and I didn't want to get through this again, but for sorrow, my doctor told me after viewing the mris of my pelvis that my pelvis is small for the baby to pa__s though. I feel very dissapointed about that. I have only one week to think about then I have to schedule for another c-section. I prefer to try VBAC, if it doesn't progress the c-section is the only solution.I'm really confused. I can't decide which is the best for me and my child.


TATIANA - March 29th, 2005 9:47 PM

I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER BUT MY MOTHER HAD TO HAVE A C-SECTION TW/ MY LITTLE SITER (BORN MARCH 4 2005) AND SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE PAIN. THIS WAS HER FIRST C-SECTION SHE WAS BREECH AND THE VAGINAL Ca___l "PELVIS" WAS TO SMALL.
coULD SOMEONE EMAIL ME SO I CAN HELP HER W/ THE PAIN. (ITS BEEN THREE WEEKS)
eMAIL-tOOT15LASHE1@YAHOO.COM
i AM 16 YRS OLD.


Betty - April 3rd, 2005 1:34 PM

I have a friend who has small hips she had 3 pregnacy's 3 C sections.
Some doctors will let you try for a natural birth but it might not work. My firend tried on her second birth but still needed a c-section she said it helaed quickly and left her fealing younger and s_xier.
Third left her looking like a-pin cusion.
If you find a good doctor to prefrom the op- keep her/him.
I
Ask for her/him by name next time.


K - April 14th, 2005 12:53 AM

ZM - I had a c/s 3 yrs ago with my first (and only) pg. My baby never dropped into my pelvis. During my exams (weeks 37 to 40), my doctor said that the baby was just floating, and that my pelvis was probably too narrow. I was given the option of scheduling the c/section or trying on my own. I ended up with a scheduled c at 41 weeks. During the c/s, my dr said that I had made the right decision, since my pelvis was too narrow. At the time, I was devistated--I had thought about going into labor my entire life! However, I still think about what could have happened, and I am so thankful that I didn't try to go naturally.


michelle - April 24th, 2005 5:19 PM

I have had to have all four of my children c-section for the exact same reason and after going in to labor for a short time with my second child I would take c-section any day over natural child birth!Yeah it takes a little longer to recover but its not so bad.There isnt anything you can do they say once youve had 2 c-sections you have to have them all that way from then on.Good luck


Puddy Kat - July 8th, 2005 6:01 AM

I HAVE HAD THREE C-SECTIONS AND I AM VERY SMALL ALSO YOU CAN DO IT. I HAD PLACENTA PREVERA,AND PRECLAMPSIA.EXERCISES ARE GOOD TO STRENGTHEN YOUR MUSCLES. IT EASES THE PAIN A LITTLE.


40+ weeks - July 22nd, 2005 2:35 AM

I was due on July 17 and baby still hasn't dropped and my cervix is still closed. My doctor thinks it could be because the opening of my pelvis is too narrow. At 36 wks the baby turned breech but I managed to make it turn naturally. It has been head down ever since but it just won't engage! I am being induced on Monday night in the hope that I might be able to deliver v____ally because the doctor said that it's still possible.However, if labour doesn't progress, he will do a c-section. I have always been scared of childbirth but now I am really scared of having a c-section. I have heard stories of never really recovering from one. Is this true or only if you have a lousy doctor? It's Friday night and I'm thinking of having a hot curry for dinner and maybe some s_x to bring on labour - and hopefully not make the baby turn again! Can anyone ease my nerves, I'm really scared about Monday.


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