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post #41 of 60
Not true.
I have a thin frame and had a great time birthing naturally a big baby- who was also my first. I could have had a larger baby.
I do have long feet. long and narrow.
post #42 of 60
I Don't believe it. I have tiny wrists, fingers, and feet. My midwife said my pelvis is more than adequate. I pushed both kids out in less than 15 minutes.
post #43 of 60
I have thin wrists, and a huge pelvis! Pushed out a 10 lb 2 oz, first baby too! Outta this pelvis....
post #44 of 60
I have very slim, delicate wrists. I can fit into very small bracelets and watches that much smaller, shorter women can't. I'm tall with ample hips. I have always had real hips. No matter how skinny I get - and I've been "model" skinny - I always have a curvy figure because my hips/pelvis are a good size. It's also why I can't get below a size 6 (though I did have one size 4 skirt I was able to wear for awhile, but honestly it was sized a little big), and why jeans never fit - if the hips fit, the waist is gigantic on me.

Dh insists it's one of the things that attracted him to me! Whew! I spent too many years worrying about the fact that I couldn't get my bones any slimmer in that area, lol.
post #45 of 60
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Originally Posted by operamommy View Post
My dr. told me this last week, and I found it very interesting. I'd never heard it before, but I suppose it makes sense. I know a lot of ladies on here get mad over hearing someone "can't" have a vaginal delivery because of their height...but looking at wrist size makes sense to me. I'm not short (I'm 5' 4") but I have a TINY frame - my wedding ring is a size 3 1/2.

Anyone else ever heard this theory?

*note* We did not have this conversation because my dr. was trying to scare me into anything

I'm adding this on to prevent confusion:She wasn't saying anything about birthing babes or that a small wrist equaled not being able to birth vaginally. It was just a comment that wrist size indicated pelvis size. I gave birth to an 8 lb. 4 oz. babe with her 2 years ago, so that wasn't what she was saying at all.
I would have to say NO. my wrists are teeny tiny and my oldest was 9lbs 10oz. I have huge hips.
post #46 of 60
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Originally Posted by Romana9+2 View Post
I have very slim, delicate wrists. I can fit into very small bracelets and watches that much smaller, shorter women can't. I'm tall with ample hips. I have always had real hips. No matter how skinny I get - and I've been "model" skinny - I always have a curvy figure because my hips/pelvis are a good size. It's also why I can't get below a size 6 (though I did have one size 4 skirt I was able to wear for awhile, but honestly it was sized a little big), and why jeans never fit - if the hips fit, the waist is gigantic on me.

Dh insists it's one of the things that attracted him to me! Whew! I spent too many years worrying about the fact that I couldn't get my bones any slimmer in that area, lol.
OMG me too! I can't get into a 6 either...I have to wear a 7 (juniors) or 8 (womens)

and always a belt to hold that waist in...
post #47 of 60
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Originally Posted by alegna View Post
Nope. I have hips and a pelvis you could drive a hummer through and TINY wrists...

-Angela
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post #48 of 60
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Originally Posted by Apricot View Post
To elaborate - this doctor is positing a link between bone structure - as measured at the wrist - and pelvis size. I can't imagine how those two parameters are linked. I could see suggesting that a small wrist would equal less robust bones in the pelvis - but that would make the pelvis bigger on the inside if the bones were smaller.

It's already hard to talk pelvis size because of the way people think about it = hip size, butt size, broadness at the front. Some of those parameters are about fat distribution or muscle distribution. But even at the root - the outer dimentions of the pelvis are not really germane to the discussion - it's the inner dimentions of the pelvis that are being assayed by childbirth. There are some "boy hipped" women that have huge interior pelvic dimentions, and some broad bones pelvises with tight quarters on the inside.
Exactly. I have teeny tiny wrists and pushed an 8 pound 6 ounce baby out in about 5 minutes (the midwives even told me to "blow candles" because he was coming out so fast).

My mom has the hips of a boy, that is to say, virtually none at all. She had the same scenario with my brother and I too. We couldn't get out fast enough it seems.
post #49 of 60
when i first opened this thread i miss read pelsis foe penis. HEHE

That is what this id beginning to sound like to me. There is no way to tell this eather IMO
post #50 of 60
I have a tiny wrist, very small-boned. But i've got birthin' hips and my 8pound, 1 ounce baby popped right out (#1, at 7-12, took a bit longer but still came out in less than an hour of pushing and no trouble).
post #51 of 60
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Originally Posted by ralphie76 View Post
My wrists are abnormally thin and tiny (I am 5'10"), and I have had several practitioners over the years comment on how roomy my pelvis is while doing pelvic exams.

On a similar note- you also cannot tell by a person's external build how wide their pelvic inlet or outlet is. Tiny women can have larger pelvises than big and tall women.
EXCELLENT point.

I'm 5'7", thin, tiny wrists, narrow hips--but a generous pelvic outlet.

As for the theory, "well, now we eat McDonald's so now babies are too big and don't fit anymore".....baloney.

When it comes to birth, really, the deciding factor is baby's head, and I'd love to hear some impressive newborn head circumference numbers from this "modern diet = a need for c-sections" crowd--but I know I'm not going to hear any. And remember, we're talking about a baby head that was built to be squished and turned cone-head to get out. A greasy American diet might make a person pudgy or have gross poop, but it's not going to change the fat distribution or bone structure of a baby's noggin.

I'd rather blame intervention-happy clock-watching care providers who put their patients on their backs for pushing as to why now it's "harder" to get a baby out in our modern world.
post #52 of 60
I have medium-sized wrists and my midwife says I am built like a barn (my pelvis).
post #53 of 60
I just saw this on the main page and had to respond. I have THE smallest wrists EVER. Seriously...they are like 4.5 inches around. Everyone pokes fun at how small my wrists are.

I delivered an 8 pound 1 ounce 21 inch long baby vaginally. I know that's not super big, but if my pelvis size correlated with my wrist size I'd have been in trouble!
post #54 of 60
hmmm I don't know. I have tiny little wrists and an "ample" pelvis according to my mw
post #55 of 60
my wrists change size with my weight, but my pelvis doesn't. so i dont think that is true.
post #56 of 60
I don't have a tape measure, but my wrists are very very tiny. My wedding band is a 3 3/4. I'm 5'6" and would say my overall build is medium. However, I think my pelvis is quite ample! I remember very vividly at my first OB exam (age 15) the dr commenting that I had a great pelvis for childbearing and childbirth....she joked that I wouldn't appreciate it at the time, but that it was a very good thing.

Both of my babies were only 7lbs, but they came out quite easily.
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post #58 of 60
how do pygmy women give birth? wrist size, shoe size and even pelvic shape and size are not the best tools for determining ability to give birth- natural labor is the best tool- babies mold and twist and turn, connective tissue softens and allows the pelvis to shift around mobility in labor is a tool and can help as well
doctors who tell you about your wrist size=pelvic = successful birth run from that doc - this person is not preparing to support your choice to have a vaginal birth.
post #59 of 60
I have tiny, tiny wrists. Wedding band is a 4.5. I also have enormous "childbearing hips." So, for me... not the case...
post #60 of 60
My ring size is also a 3 1/2 I had 2 babies 8.5 lbs & 9lbs at home no problem.
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