I have a friend who had a c-sec because after about 5 hours of labour she was 'only' 4cm dilated (can you believe the docs on thinking that is bad?), also because she is short and her husband is tall they told her, her baby was too big for her to birth vaginally and they c-sectioned him. He turned out to be 7 lbs, and a few ounces. Its just crazy
She is due again and her doc has told she will not birth this one vaginally either and to just schedule a c-sec. She asked to at least be allowed to go into to labour and he agreed. He has her right where he wants her
I tried to let her know that although I am a few inches taller, I have WAY smaller hips and I birth a big baby-who was my first. I let her know that labour takes WAY longer than 5 hrs. Just trust yourself, stay at home as long as possible and let your baby and body do it together.
Unfortunately her Dr also told her that because her baby has not engaged (at 36 wks) it will not engage. I tried to piont out that she is ONLY 36 wks and that this is her second so she may not engage until well into labour. Why jump into a c-sec when she can at least try.
C-sec are very quick, they can do it at any time in an instant, so why not wait. As long as everything is fine, just wait.
I feel like begging her. She wants a vag birth, but she has been scared out of it. I just want to protect her and help her experience the joy that is birthing naturally.
oh jeez, I just realised I am way off topic and totally venting. The subject of unneccessary interventions make me do that