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New mom Needs advice Sharna Farr 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tulsa, Oklahoma 14 posts
26th Feb '13

So my last doctor appointment 2 weeks ago on Valentines Day, my son measured 1 pound and 9 ounces approximately and my doc told me that I will most likely have to have a c-section. Well I dont want to have a c-section and we are wanting to go naturally, only needing the epidural if need be. Well my only concern is how am I going to know what labor feels like and when it starts. I am currently 24 weeks and 5 days along and having sharp pain in my pelvic region but dont have the need to push or anything like that. What am I experiencing and what does labor actually feel like. Everything I keep reading is different and I am unsure of what I should be looking for to warn not only myself but my husband as well considering this is both our first child.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
26th Feb '13

Why are you worrying about being in labour so early? Do you have health issues that are concerning your doctor?

Sharna Farr 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tulsa, Oklahoma 14 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting 8 til Gwen:" Why are you worrying about being in labour so early? Do you have health issues that are concerning your doctor?"


They have classified me as high risk and I just want to be prepared. I have had dreams that would wake me up checking my bed because I thought I had gave birth in my sleep and that he was stillborn because of it....I just wanna ease my mind being a first time mom and all.

I AM TRON 17 kids; Illinois 1482 posts
26th Feb '13

The pain will most likely radiate to other parts besides your pelvic region, and there will be a lot of pressure. You will also probably have trouble breathing through them, and they will be regular and consistent. My son was also large, and quit gaining weight (kept growing though) from about 28-34 weeks. Just try to stay positive, as it sounds you are probably experiencing round ligament pain.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
26th Feb '13

Why is your doctor saying you'll most likely need a c section...? If you don't have any health problems or anything there is no need for it.

Sharna Farr 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tulsa, Oklahoma 14 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting I AM TRON:" The pain will most likely radiate to other parts besides your pelvic region, and there will be a lot ... [snip!] ... growing though) from about 28-34 weeks. Just try to stay positive, as it sounds you are probably experiencing round ligament. "


Thanks!

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18921 posts
26th Feb '13

I hate when doctors base c-sections on weight generally like that. It would make me consider changing doctors.



My ex-husband's cousin, who was due 2 days after me with my first child, was told she would have a giant baby that she wouldn't be able to deliver naturally. She pushed for 3 hours thinking she couldn't push out this huge kid, only to have a 6 pound 3 oz boy :? She psyched herself out.



On the contrary, my larger baby was an easier deliver. (He was 8 pounds 7 oz, and my first was 7 pounds even). Size is arbitrary. Vaginas stretch.

Sharna Farr 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tulsa, Oklahoma 14 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting Lauralie89:" Why is your doctor saying you'll most likely need a c section...? If you don't have any health problems or anything there is no need for it."


My doc said I would most likely need a c-section because my husband was over 10 pounds and I was 8 almost 9 pounds. We dont want to have a c-section unless there is something really wrong with the baby.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sharna Wood:</b>" They have classified me as high risk and I just want to be prepared. I have had dreams that would wake ... [snip!] ... had gave birth in my sleep and that he was stillborn because of it....I just wanna ease my mind being a first time mom and all."</blockquote>




why are you high risk?

Sharna Farr 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tulsa, Oklahoma 14 posts
26th Feb '13
Quoting 8 til Gwen:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sharna Wood:</b>" They have classified me as high risk and ... [snip!] ... because of it....I just wanna ease my mind being a first time mom and all."</blockquote> why are you high risk?"


I have had 4 miscarriages previous to this baby and had a scare with cervical dysplasia (thankfully that was treated and caught early havent had any signs of it coming back yet).

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sharna Wood:</b>" My doc said I would most likely need a c-section because my husband was over 10 pounds and I was 8 almost ... [snip!] ... 10 pounds and I was 8 almost 9 pounds. We dont want to have a c-section unless there is something really wrong with the baby."</blockquote>




That's stupid. I was over 9lbs and my first wasn't even 7 and this baby is measuring small too.



I don't know why some doctors act like you can't push out a baby if it's over 7. Tell him to get stuffed.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sharna Wood:</b>" I have had 4 miscarriages previous to this baby and had a scare with cervical dysplasia (thankfully that was treated and caught early havent had any signs of it coming back yet). "</blockquote>



None of those put you at risk for early labor. You're probably worrying for nothing. Cramping and contractions are normal and don't mean labor is coming.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7061 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sharna Wood:</b>" My doc said I would most likely need a c-section because my husband was over 10 pounds and I was 8 almost ... [snip!] ... 10 pounds and I was 8 almost 9 pounds. We dont want to have a c-section unless there is something really wrong with the baby."</blockquote>




That's not always true I was 9 lb and DH was 10 lb huge shoulders. DD was 8 lb 7 oz and I had GD they thought she'd be bigger. My mom had a 11 lb kid all natural no problems.

Emily M Smith 18 kids; Wisconsin 432 posts
26th Feb '13

IMO a womens body was made for this...my daughter was 8 lbs 12 oz and myson was 9 lbs 6 oz and I went all natural with no complications Ithink as long as your monitored you will be just fine...I think doctors like the c section route for their convience but again just my opnion :-)

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
26th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sharna Wood:</b>" My doc said I would most likely need a c-section because my husband was over 10 pounds and I was 8 almost ... [snip!] ... 10 pounds and I was 8 almost 9 pounds. We dont want to have a c-section unless there is something really wrong with the baby."</blockquote>




DS2 was 8 lbs and labor/delivery was quick and easy..water broke at midnight and he was out by 4 am. Make sure you tell your doctor what you said. Your doctor can't make you have a c section if you don't need it.