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Originally Posted by AndiB
pycelan: Given my own birth experience, and yours, it makes me wonder...is there some problem in some deliveries that prevents the opening of the pelvic bones? Even if your pelvis is "normally" too small to allow a baby to squeeze through, there are areas of the pelvis that are meant to loosen and stretch during birth to make the canal wider to allow birth to happen. Perhaps sometimes a woman lacks the proper hormone or something to make this happen?? I'm just theorizing...it is very rare that a woman's pelvis is just plain too small if the bones are opening properly. Personally, while I was pushing, I felt that my bones were not opening at all--I could feel my daughter pressing on them when I pushed through the contractions. It's at least possible. It's good that you are at peace with your birth experiences.
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Originally Posted by ChamaMama
DS was OP and his head wasn't sufficiently flexed, so essentially he got "stuck". I had fabulous midwives who helped me to try everything to turn him, and then was transferred from the birth center to a hospital where I had unusually supportive OBs who also helped me try to birth him normally. He just wouldn't descend - his head was even stuck trying to get him out during the section!
Originally Posted by stafl
Most often, it's a result of laboring in bed and not moving around enough. The pelvis opens much wider in an upright, squatting position. Not only that, but laboring in bed on your back often prevents baby from getting into a good position to come out of the pelvic opening. The combination of baby in less than optimal position, and mom in bed on her back, is almost always to blame when doctors say baby couldn't fit through the birth canal.
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