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April 3rd, 2013, 07:08 AM
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What makes it so there isn't enough room for the baby to come out? Or too small?

I was reading one of our mommies stories on her of her having to have a CS because of not having enough room... My SIL had a CS because her 6 lb baby wouldn't fit ... Is there a reason this happens? I heard with smaller women it happens more often? Just curious as to why some babies fit and some don't ( I understand some are size related)
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April 3rd, 2013, 07:25 AM
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It's not always a matter of "not fitting" necessarily. It can happen for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it might be a size issue where the baby is too large for mom's pelvis (could be small pelvis, large baby head, etc.) Also, in that case, I think the baby was caught up on a bone and couldn't progress. It didn't really sound like a size issue, but more of one where the positioning just wasn't ideal.
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April 3rd, 2013, 07:48 AM
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I think that positioning plays a huge role in how the baby "fits" through the opening. Certain baby positions are much more ideal for birth. There are some things that you can do to help baby be in a good position, like good posture and spending time on your hands and knees. Although some babies are determined to stay in a certain position regardless of what you do.

My thought has always been that I would rather have a big baby in a good position than a small baby in a bad position.
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April 3rd, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Also, in that case, I think the baby was caught up on a bone and couldn't progress. It didn't really sound like a size issue, but more of one where the positioning just wasn't ideal.
That sounds like my first. I have a small pelvis and my babies have huge heads, but DS was also slightly crooked so he wasn't getting past my pelvic bone. He had a little bruise on his head from trying. they didn't know he was crooked until the c-section, because they could feel his head there. It just wasn't quite in the right position.
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April 3rd, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Also pushing on your back is not ideal, it minimizes the opening of your pelvis, if you've had an epidural and your mobility is limited try pushing on your side, if you haven't had an epidural then try squatting, or pushing on all 4s.
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April 3rd, 2013, 12:23 PM
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My midwife said that it is almost always positioning. A baby should fit if they are positioned correctly, unless you are a very young girl who is still growing.
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April 3rd, 2013, 03:12 PM
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I was going to say the same thing...that position can have a big impact. Being induced can make a difference, too.
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April 3rd, 2013, 07:13 PM
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and having your water broken, when the water bag is intact baby can move around easier, if your water is broken when say baby is mid way shifting positions then baby will get stuck in that position, once the water is broken they can't move very well. No need to have your waters broken if it's only to "speed things up"
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April 4th, 2013, 04:10 AM
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But also remember, it is still not likely. It does happen, but your body was built for delivery, so try and relax and not worry too much. I thought that too the first time and my almost 9lb baby fit and I was only 105lbs before pregnancy! It will all work out!
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April 4th, 2013, 04:21 AM
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I am a little worried about his also. I pushed for over 2 hours with my son and apparently my OB was very close to calling for a C-section but since baby and I were both fine, thankfully she let me keep on pushing. He came out with the most cone shaped head I have ever seen in my life!!! It took weeks to round out!! I know their heads are meant to do this but it was still a shock to see. My OB later told me that I have a very small pelvis, even though I am an average size person and I really struggled to push out a 6 pound baby. I am officially farther along with this baby then I got with DS, so I am thinking this one might be bigger and am hoping he fits!! I know our bodies are meant to do this, it just seems like some do it easier then others.
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