Originally Posted by annakiss
I see absolutely no reason to have a c/s. My mom, a CNM, says have your baby at home. Your midwife & doc are avoiding liability and it's assinine. She feels that you will be sabotaged if you try to deliver vaginally with these people. Try to transfer if you can to anyone else that will allow you to labor. Otherwise, stay at home as long as possible. Go to the hospital at the last possible moment. Like when the baby's crowning.
A c-section is silly, there is no real positive 100% way to be sure of anything until you go to deliver. Period.
I cannot count how many tiems I have heard this line of BS on that Birth Stories show - only to see too big to birth C-Section babies delivered at 7 pounds. Ya, some big baby.
As far as baby not dropping, in some cases, babies don't drop until right before a mother goes into labor.
|The study, featured in the September 2002 issue of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, examined 244 nonhypertensive, nondiabetic Caucasian women who delivered full-term, singleton babies at Duke University Medical Center between August 1998 and August 2000. Women were excluded if they delivered prematurely, smoked cigarettes during pregnancy or had medical complications
Characteristics used to estimate fetal birth weight included thegestational age at delivery, maternal height, maternal weight, third-trimester weight gain rate, number of priorchildren and fetal sex. Using these six variables, the researchers could predict birth weight within an average of plus or minus 8.1 percent of actual birth weight. Ultrasound accuracy rates are typically not as good, while abdominal palpitation rates can differ as much as plus or minus 10.3 percent from the actual birth weight, said the researchers.
Another link regarding accuracy of ultrasounds determining weight of baby:
|Usually give or take 10-15% but wider variability the later in pregnancy you do this.
Dr. Harvey S. Marchbein, M.D