Pregnancy: Ages 25-34 Community
38 wks-babys head too big for pelvis
About This Community:

Join other expecting mothers 25 to 34 years old for support and guidance through your pregnancy and childbirth. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

38 wks-babys head too big for pelvis

I had my weekly appt yesterday. My doctor scheduled an ultrasound next week after observing that my son's head seems to be too large for the current state of my pelvis. My hips aren't expanding enough &as a result, c-section birth has entered the picture. Does anyone know of exercises or anything I can try to help my joints expand more so I can have a better chance of having a natural birth?
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Relaxin is a chemical pregnant women make naturally to help loosen hips and ribs. Sounds like ur not makin any or enough. I'm not sure of any exercises but will they not let u try to go natural? You never know when labor starts you could spread enough
Blank
Avatar f tn
My girlfriend (a mommy of three) recommended I do squats during contractions (like hang on to the rails on the walls of the hospital and squat down with knees spread apart). I think it really helped because I went from 4cm to 8cm in like 3 hours. I could tell afterwards that my hips had spread!

Maybe you could try something like that? Can't hurt.
Blank
Avatar f tn
I would speak to your doctor about trying for it natural and maybe he/she can have someone waiting for C section if it doesn't work out. I think they really just like to do c sections. :/. . . 2nd time, im gonna have to remember that.
Blank
Avatar f tn
Well I think that's what will be determined at the ultrasound. I think he's wanting to avoid putting the baby into distress &avoid the risk if it does aeem apparent his head will be too large to pass thru. I'm hoping to be able to try at least, but not at the risk of then doing an emergency cesarean when we could have or should have done it in the first place.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT THE NEW... Comment
38 mins ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on Belle313's status
1 hr ago
Avatar universal
Blank
Stella39 joined this community
Welcome them!
5 hrs ago
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
victorville, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
13167 tn?1327197724
Blank
Austin, TX
9812003 tn?1452549139
Blank
N, VA
Pregnancy: Ages 25-34 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
7552771 tn?1399774290
Blank
victorville, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
13167 tn?1327197724
Blank
Austin, TX
9812003 tn?1452549139
Blank
N, VA