Originally Posted by ralphie76
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.
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.