(Closed) Elective c-section for large baby?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 76
Member
9811 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

eecuadrado:  I know, I was just pointing that 50 minutes wasn’t excessive (under normal conditions).  In your case it very well may have been that baby wouldn’t fit (which is fine, obviously).  Though an android pelvis does not mean that a woman always requires a csection, many give birth just fine.

Post # 77
Member
9811 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

eecuadrado:  Sorry, the way you said it “after pushing for almost 50 minutes” made it seem like 50 minutes was some excessive amount of time, when it’s not. I just wanted to keep it clear that 1-2 hours is the average.  I have no comment on your own birth directly, as I assume you did what was best for yourself.  Not sure why WB won’t let me edit my comment more than 5 min later argh.

Post # 78
Member
11746 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Good luck with your decision! There’s no right or wrong answer you need to go with your gut and doctors advice. You chose them because you trust them! Personally, i would want to give it a go vaginally. if it didn’t work, fine – I’ll take the elective C the next time around. 

Post # 79
Member
11746 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh and FWIW, I birthed a 6lb14oz baby, had no stretch marks and had a second degree tear…there’s no rhyme or reason to it. i couldn’t feel a thing though which is one thing I hear does help a bit with tearing (If you can feel what’s happening, that is.)

Post # 82
Member
9811 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

sara79:  Yeah, the problem is you can never truly know if the baby will fit until you are in labor/pushing!  Especially since the pelvis expands during childbirth and baby’s head is molded going through.  No way to really know without going through it, unfortunately. 

Yeah, definitely make sure baby is low and engaged before you start pushing.  I could have wasted an hour or more pushing for no reason (bringing my total pushing time close to 3 hrs) as I read that (with an epidural) instructed pushing (at 10cm) versus delayed pushing (waiting until you feel the urge) end up with a delivery of about the same time- so baby comes out at the same time but those who pushed too early wasted effort and energy pushing for no reason.  And pushing for 3 hours means they might push for an emergency csection that could have been avoided.

I actually never got the urge to push until when she was almost out…but it had been over an hour with me laboring her down and the nurse got an okay to go ahead and have me start pushing based on where she was.

I think a doula will be a great help to you!

Post # 83
Member
11746 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sara79:  sorry! Maybe you’ll be luckier! It’s really not that bad though! Enjoy the end of your pregnancy and good luck with your birth! I hope you share your story when your babe has arrived! 🙂 

Post # 84
Member
180 posts
Blushing bee

I had an ultrasound at 37 weeks that measured my guy at 11lb 8oz. My doctor and I decided to wait until 39 weeks to do an induction so I would be at term. I didn’t have anyone to drive me to the hospital so it was best it was scheduled. I went in that morning at 7 and was in very early labor. I had an epidural and medicine to speed labor up and my water was broken. It was basically about as medically assisted as it can get without a csection. I started pushing around noon and he was born at 3:52pm. I tore but only because about 30 min before he was born they told me they were going to give me a csection if I couldn’t get him out. He was crowned but very stuck. I pushed him out because I knew if they gave me a csection I couldn’t drive myself home. He was 7lbs 9 oz and 20.5 in long. He had a HUGE head and his cord was wrapped around twice. Perfectly healthy and as beautiful as they Come. Don’t always believe what they say about weights. I made them weigh him 3 times! Inductions are not always a bad thing. 

My BFs mother pushed out a 9 lb 15oz 1st baby, 10 lb 5 oz 2nd baby and my SO was 11 lb 2oz and she is an itty bitty thing. I’m 5 4 and she’s shorter than I am ans wears a size 4 pants. And she’s in her late 50s. It can be done!

either way, best of luck! It’s such a wonderful crazy experience meeting your baby for the first time!

Post # 85
Member
1492 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

sara79:  At 35w my baby was estimated to be 6lbs. (I was being watched for her being too small)…. She was born 1 day before her due dat at 6lbs 11oz. I wouldn’t trust an ultrasound. I also would not consent to a csection unless there was some kind of medical issue like diabetes that could lead to a big baby. 

 

The topic ‘Elective c-section for large baby?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors