I would love to hear from anybody else if they were told they had an Android Pelvis.
I'm currently 25weeks pregnant with our first child, a baby girl :) Last Friday the gynaecologist did an internal examination and said that I had an android pelvis, tipped backwards so that it might not be possible for the baby to drop low enough for the head to engage and if this happens I would need a ceasarean. If the babies head engages and it's a small to medium baby they would let me 'try' to deliver naturally.
I'm 31 yrs, 5'8 and normally weigh about 53.7kg. At 24.5 weeks the babies head was the size of 25 weeks, the stomach 26 weeks and the legs 27 weeks weighing 900grams.
I really really don't want to have a caesarean! I know that if the baby doesn't engage or there is some other concern and I have to have a caesarean, then that's ok, i'm not really scared of the operation but this will probably be our only child and I really wanted to experience natural child birth, your water breaking, contractions etc. I wasn't at all scared of the idea of giving birth but the idea of trying to birth a baby which then gets stuck, maybe in distress and needing a emergency caesarean really scares me. Then I would more rather have a planned caesarean. We have a great hospital here (Belgium) and great docs and midwives so I do trust there advice.
When do the hormones start/stop working/widening your pelvis, has this already happened or will it continue all the way to delivery?
I'm would really welcome any tips on anything I can do to increase my chances of birthing this baby naturally! I'm sleeping on my left, sitting upright, not lounging over backwards, using a swiss ball, I will try anything that might help!!
Thanks very much