ive been told my pelvis bones are tight and i cant deliver normal,pls explain

Naila - posted on 01/20/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Im sorry I might not be able to explain very well.. I'm pregnant and due in 3days and my Dr js told me a week ago Tht my pelvis bones are tight and my child is too big so I should get a cesarean but iv asked to wait a week more to c if I can get into labor and have normal delivery ..is there any way I can do something to help my pelvic bones loosen up? And I've been told by my Dr not to eat and discontinue my meds ..is that normal too?

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Sarah - posted on 01/20/2015

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I have seen this in the past as a L&D nurse. Have you had any type of exam that actually measured your pelvis? Like an x-ray or CT scan? Have you ever had an accident that resulted in a fracture of your pelvis? Sometimes there is a legit reason.
Even if your pelvis is small, you can labor and try to deliver vaginally. If you are too small, then the baby will not descend and you will not dilate. If your baby show signs of distress during labor, then proceed with the c-section.
Why did your doctor tell you not to eat? What medication are you taking?
In addition to the stretching exercise described by Raye, you can do some squatting to help loosen your pelvic floor. If you have a yoga ball, straddle it and lower yourself down as far as you can. You might need a partner for balance. Try to get a low as you can with your feet flat on the floor. It is awkward but helps.
Good Luck!

Raye - posted on 01/20/2015

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It should be your choice how to have your baby. Usually the doctors want C-section because they don't want to wait through the longer delivery times for natural birth. But there can be risks to you and the baby such as more vaginal tearing and bleeding, or the baby's shoulder could get stuck behind your pubic bone and cause strain on the baby.

To help loosen your pelvic area, get the floor on your hands and knees. Keeping your arms straight and your thighs perpendicular to the floor, raise your back up and hold for a few seconds, then push your belly down toward the floor for a few seconds, then repeat. Only raise and lower your midsection. This exercise encourages the baby into an optimal fetal position and also helps stretch and soften the pelvic joints.

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Naila - posted on 02/23/2015

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I know this may be late to let u all know but it's been crazy. Had a baby girl on the 28th of Jan and was a normal delivery. And wanted to thank u all for being so helpful :)

Naila - posted on 01/21/2015

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Apparently Cz I'm putting on too much weight lol.

I'm not anemic but I think she gave me these two from the start of my pregnancy to be on the safe side or something.

I appreciate all the replies, they are helpful. Thankyou all.

Dove - posted on 01/21/2015

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No doctor with any brain cells would tell a pregnant woman (or any person) to completely stop eating. That's absurd.

As for the rest... I really don't know. I know a 5' woman that gave birth to a baby over 9 pounds... no intervention, no problem. I also know a 5'2" woman that gave birth to a 5lb 15oz baby and if he had been any bigger.... he wouldn't have come out.

As long as baby is doing well I see no reason why you can't try to labor and deliver naturally. If you really need a c-section or baby goes into distress... they can deal with it at that time.

Sarah - posted on 01/21/2015

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That one I can't advise. The calcium and vit. D are always a good supplement. I am not familiar with Ranferon-12, were you anemic in your pregnancy?

Naila - posted on 01/21/2015

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I am sort of petite :D I hav been told that the baby's head is in correct position, she actually umm checked and said it's there. About the dilating she hasn't said anythin, we're just waiting for my Labour pains/water break. And if not then they'll induce me or something. Il continue eating as U've said Il need energy either way done. Would u suggest I stop my medication though?

Sarah - posted on 01/21/2015

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You sound like you are a very petite woman. Do not worry about your weight gain, you'll lose it after baby arrives. I have seen very tiny women deliver BIG babies, 10lbs or more. A 7.5 lb baby is a very average sized baby. I do not understand why your doctor told you to stop eating, you need the energy for delivery no matter if you have a c-section or vaginal delivery.
Unless you doctor can give you a legitimate reason for a c-section, like your baby is breech or your placenta is over your cervix, then I think it is fair for you to want to try a vaginal delivery. Just be prepared for the c-section is your baby shows signs of distress or just won't descend. You are close to your due date, has your doctor told you if the baby is descending or if you are dilating?

Naila - posted on 01/21/2015

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Raye, thanku Sooo much. I'll do the exercise.

Sarah, my Dr said I've put on too much weight and my baby is too big- about 7.5pounds. My meds are Shelcal-500 (calcium n vitamin D) and Ranferon-12 (blood builder. Oh and I haven't had a CT scan/x-ray for my pelvis bones either.

Btw I'm 20yrs old, I used to weigh 42kgs before and last I checked was yesterday, I'm 59.5kgs,, is that too much? I cudnt gain in my first 5months and only started gaining after 5months :/

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