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Old 03-18-2006, 11:40 PM
 
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ummmmm wouldn't major abdominal surgery be more risky for an overweight woman than a vaginal delivery??! If there are no other risks, hypertension, diabetes etc. I can't really get what the big deal is...sheesh!
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ummmmm wouldn't major abdominal surgery be more risky for an overweight woman than a vaginal delivery??! If there are no other risks, hypertension, diabetes etc. I can't really get what the big deal is...sheesh!
That is what I thought. In what I have learned, it has been rather clear that the possible difficulties in perfoming a c/s on obese women are increased due to the extra weight. There are even, beleive it or not, drs out there that will try harder to avoid a c/s with overweight patients due to the increase in possible complications.

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I am a big woman who was sectioned due to having an asynclitic baby, whose sideways head prevented me from dilating on the hospital timetable, and since my membranes had ruptured, I chickened out on waiting.
OT: would you explain this in lay terms? somehow it seems like maybe what they told me about my ds, and i had an emergency C-section. i remember them saying something like "his head is like a key and it won't fit in the lock". is that what you are describing?
oh, and my water broke hours before that happened.

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