I don't believe that my body is going to make a baby bigger than I can birth. Can anyone reassure me that they have had bigger babies and come through ok? I know that fear is the enemy and I don't need anymore so please, if you fear for me, keep it to your self, I need positive energy here.
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If my husband had agreed to it, I would have birthed at home and been just fine. You will too! Good luck.
Oh, and I'm 5'3'' and by no means have birthing hips.
You'll be fine.
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oAlisha- eternal companion to mike:, mother to three energetic boys (02):, (05), and (07) and one sweet little girl 3/13. Two in heaven.7/21/2010, 11/05/2011 .
Both of my sons were over 9 pounds. Logan was born at home after only 2 hours of labour and 5 minutes of pushing. One teeeny tear that didn't require a single stich.
It surprises me that a mw didn't think you could do it!!!
My 10 lb DD was born at home with just over 2 hours of labor, 7-10 minutes of pushing and only one minor skid mark, she had a nuchal hand and that's where I got the skid mark. She was a lot easier to birth than my 8 lb DS because I listened to my body and let my body decide when it was time to push.
Chaotic mama to 5 plus a bonus one on the way.
Our bodies are just amazing. We are made to do this.......
DD#1 9lb 14.25oz apx 30 min pushing
DD#2 9lb 1.5oz apx 20 min pushing
DS#1 11lb 1oz apx 30 seconds pushing
(Twins that followed were smaller, obviously)
I really liked the Gloria Lemay piece "Pelvises I Have Known and Loved". It talks about exactly this sort of thing, so please check it out:
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
I'm 5' and have pituitary dwarfism, my hips didn't develop during puberty and my torso is abnormally small. I was huge and uncomfortable while pregnant with a baby that size, that's for sure, but labour was easy as pie. 3 hours start to finish, two big pushes, and out he popped leaving no tears and not even a trace of soreness! I was sitting cross-legged in jeans the next morning.
Babs + Curtis - Parents of Tempest (08/07/03 ), Jericho (11/01/05 ), Xan (10/03/06 ), Zephyra (06/02/11 ). @ babyslime.livejournal.com
My aunt (a nurse) went on and on about how I might have to get c-sections like her since I have the wrong pelvis shape and the babies might not fit and blah and blah... Please, we're meant to birth these babies
FTR I have been told by two OB/GYNs I cannot deliver vaginally. I've had 7 vaginal births - weights 8lb-11lb. No problems. Five born at home, two in hospital due to fetal distress.
It was thought I couldnt get out an 8lb but heck, I proved them wrong, huh?
You can do it!
2nd baby 10 lbs --3 hrs of labor and 1 push to deliver. No tearing at all. I caught her and she didn't even cry. Eyes wide open, scootched herself right up to my breast to nurse. Ob threatened induction and c-section for WEEKS before her birth because she was SOOOO BIG! I told him if he didn't knock it off I'd just have her at home and call him after to let him know how it went. Had a midwife with that birth too. She was supportive.
This time around i wouldn't be suprised by an 11 pounder. Dh was 12 lbs (born naturally) and my dad was 11 lbs, born breech at home. We are made to do this. Just listen to your body and you'll be fine.
Aeona - married to super hot nerd Toby . . . mama to Grace (10) Evangeline (8) Duncan 11.14.08 , Henry (5) born at home and Ruby, 11.27.14.
My sister just birthed her second son at home in November after her first was born by csection. He was about 10 pounds too!
Oh yeah... the mama's 115 pounds and 5'2 pre pregnancy so size definitely isn't a factor in birthing "big" (all relative) babes.
Don't doubt yourself! You can do it!
I just gave birth to a 9lb 11oz vaginally. I am 5'3 and not a huge girl...be positive. Know that your bigger baby will be a joy