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Hips not wide enough? SniperWolfMandy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Carroll, IA, United States 322 posts
24th Nov '12

As I get closer to dd, people keep asking me if they are going to let me birth naturally because of my small frame. It starts to really worry me because I would prefer to give birth naturally, but I worry my baby won't be able to fit. Even my doctor told me I had narrow hips. :( Another woman told me my doctor was "setting me up to fail" that he was already planning for me to have a c-section.

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
24th Nov '12

I am extremely small and delivered two babies naturally and in only 3 pushes...

SniperWolfMandy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Carroll, IA, United States 322 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting tatesmommy09:" I am extremely small and delivered two babies naturally and in only 3 pushes..."


That makes me feel better.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
24th Nov '12

I have extremely narrow hips and have delivered two babies naturally. One was 8lbs1oz and one 9lbs. You'll be fine I'm sure.

Cakes. 1 child; Michigan 2437 posts
24th Nov '12

I'm have pretty narrow hips and I delivered vaginally. My hips didn't break, I didn't tear, and she was out in 10 minutes haha. Your doctor can't force you to get a c-section. If you don't want one, don't get one.

SniperWolfMandy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Carroll, IA, United States 322 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" I have extremely narrow hips and have delivered two babies naturally. One was 8lbs1oz and one 9lbs. You'll be fine I'm sure."


That's good to hear. I so excited/nervous as the dd gets closer.

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
24th Nov '12

Don't listen to them! I know loads of small women with small frames who gave birth to babies naturally!
My mom is like 5 foot with a tiny frame and gave birth to me naturally, I was 7lbs!

MiniVanMafiaMom 67 kids; Newton, North Carolina 538 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting SniperWolfMandy:" As I get closer to dd, people keep asking me if they are going to let me birth naturally because of my ... [snip!] ... hips. :( Another woman told me my doctor was "setting me up to fail" that he was already planning for me to have a c-section. "


if your dr was concerned they would have already talked to you about a c section. i weighed 88 pounds and i was 16 years old when i had my son. i wore a size 00. i birthed him naturally with no issues regarding my hips. a friend of mine who was a good bit bigger than me at the time (size 12ish) had to have forceps used for her birth.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
24th Nov '12

I'm very small and I gave birth to a 9 lb baby with no problems.

SniperWolfMandy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Carroll, IA, United States 322 posts
24th Nov '12

It's good to hear that I have a good chance of delivering naturally. One guy even told me I didn't have "super model hips" I know I don't but still my pregnant sensitivity took offense to that one.

.t a y l o r. 3 kids; Indiana 3847 posts
24th Nov '12

I'm 5'4" and 115 lb soaking wet, gave birth to two babies vaginally. My mom was even smaller than me, had 4 babies NATURALLY, including me (her biggest) at 10 lb
Have faith in yourself and your body. You were made to birth that baby.

Elliot Grace (18 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18147 posts
24th Nov '12

Lol I'm a 00 and had an awesome birth with 1 small tear

SniperWolfMandy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Carroll, IA, United States 322 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting Fancy Asparagus Beef:" I'm 5'4" and 115 lb soaking wet, gave birth to two babies vaginally. My mom was even smaller than me, ... [snip!] ... babies NATURALLY, including me (her biggest) at 10 lb Have faith in yourself and your body. You were made to birth that baby."


Thank you so much! I do need more faith in myself. I'm sure all will go as well as labor can.

☼ M Due November 25; Clearwater, 528 posts
24th Nov '12

I'm 5'1 and pretty tiny (Only a size 2 now and I'm delivering monday lol!) My doctor wasn't concerned about it. She said "we'll see if we end up having to do a C-section" but she's going to let me go ahead and try, so I'm guessing it happens all the time and there's no way to tell until the time actually comes. I wouldn't worry about it honey.

SniperWolfMandy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Carroll, IA, United States 322 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting ☼ M