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YOU BIG BABY ! Mercy Lily Smith Due February 10 (boy); British Columbia 43 posts
5th Dec '12

30 Weeks, 3 days and going strong HOLLAAA 8). So today I had my lovely maternity check up. My doctor took out the old measuring tape, measured my big belly same as usual. He asked how tall I was, I replied "4'11" and he asked how tall my baby daddy is "6'2". So unfortunately for me, my torso is only as long as like one of my hands pinky on my hip bone top of the thumb reaches the boob. Dr.Wong then explained to me that more than likely I wont be able to go full term and we will have to get the baby out early or get a C-section since hes growing to big for my bod. WE'LL SEE I GUESS :D

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 6245 posts
5th Dec '12

That's a really stupid reason for a c section.
Your body will not make a baby too big for you to deliver.

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3179 posts
5th Dec '12

Really he's going to induce you early or give you a c-section? Small women give birth to big babies all the time.

L&C's MoMMy 2 kids; Michigan 367 posts
5th Dec '12

I'm about your size and SO is 6'1" and I gave birth vaginally to a 8 pound 3 ounce baby at 41 weeks

AmeKumo Due December 23 (boy); 1 child; Kentucky 43 posts
5th Dec '12

'Im 4' 11" also and was lucky to have my first LO now 3 naturally, but this time around my doctor has sceduled me for a c section on the 19th of this month because hes begger than my first. Good Luck mama!

Renegade♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indian Rocks Beach, FL, United States 5471 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" That's a really stupid reason for a c section. Your body will not make a baby too big for you to deliver."



i had the same problem she has. i was soo freaking big he couldnt go anywhere. i still tried for vaginal. 39 hours of labor later i had to get rushed in for an emergency csection because he got stuck and his heart rate was dropping. turns out he wass 10lb 12oz. . apparently my body didnt get that memo.

Mercy Lily Smith Due February 10 (boy); British Columbia 43 posts
5th Dec '12

That is a BIG babay!! I'm hoping for a few weeks early just so i can snuggle him sooner haha but i can wait if i must. but i can already feel his little legs getting in my rib cage area. We'll see I guess.

Baby Love. 3 kids; Washington 3124 posts
5th Dec '12

I know a woman your size who delivered a 10 pound baby with no complications... so.... that's bullshit. Falling to medical traps set by insurance companies. There are millions of small women who give birth to very large babies with no problems.

brooke_x 1 child; Australia 144 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" That's a really stupid reason for a c section. Your body will not make a baby too big for you to deliver."


This is what I always thought!! My doc says my baby is big as well and everyone of my friends jump straight to me having a c-section, I'm like really??

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7698 posts
5th Dec '12

Honestly if small women had such a hard time delivering babies naturally we would all have died out long ago. I'm almost as short as you I have birth just fine. It took me 27 hours but I was determined to push her out to show my doctor that short women can in fact deliver a baby.

Noahs Mommy ❤ 16 kids; Arizona 628 posts
5th Dec '12

I'm 4'9 I told my doctor I wanna csection *joking matter*
And he told me no. 0.o lol
goodluck OP

......................... 17 kids; Washington 807 posts
5th Dec '12

Your height doesn't really play a factor on whether or not you're able to deliver vaginally, I'm pretty sure. My dad remarried and his wife gave birth vaginally twice. My dad is 6'2''. His wife? 4'7''. She is a tiny little thing. I am average height (5'5'') but have a short torso due to scoliosis. My son was in the 95th percentile for length (21 1/4 inches) and I had him without a c-section. He was all kinds of squished in there but was perfectly fine and even with my scoliosis I was rarely THAT uncomfortable the entire pregnancy. Deciding to have a c-section for reasons like that...no way. I am so happy I never had to experience one!

Aria Dawn's mommy 33 kids; Texas 1864 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ole' No Name:</b>" That's a really stupid reason for a c section. Your body will not make a baby too big for you to deliver."</blockquote>




This.
Your doctor is scalpel happy.

Tay L 1 child; St Paul, Minnesota 719 posts
6th Dec '12

I'm short and I delivered vaginally. I was told i was all baby at my appt on Monday and measuring 2 weeks ahead. Everyone I know and even strangers were saying he was gonna be like 8pounds. (Might have been if I had made it to my due date). He was 6pounds, 6oz, 19in.



Hopefully he won't be to big and you'll be fine. :) good luck! :)

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
6th Dec '12

I'm 5'1"
I get the same reaction from family, and I haven't seen my original OB since I was like 15 weeks. I keep getting flopped around I'd really like to talk about a birthing plan. I'm glad to see all these women having been small, and going through with VB. Instead of being forced into a c-Section. SO and I have talked about it. And whatever I have to, to get my Lily out safe, and healthy. But I'm glad I stumbled across this post. I was getting worried about my size. Does being narrow have anything to do with it. I have wide hips, but they're still very close together, making my narrow inside. Always told I had birthing hips until I had an x-ray a few years back.