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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 13:47 PM   1
MissyMojo
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anyone else a shorty?


anyone else under 5ft??

im 4ft9/4ft10 and only now @37w has my consultant raised concerns about my height - and says i may not be able to deliver normally if my pelvis is too small....


what experienes have others had?



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 15:21 PM   2
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a friend of mine is 5'1"ish and had no problems having a natural birth. her labor actually went quite quickly. Her doc expected she'd deliver around 36/37weeks because in addition to being short she's also very petite. But she ended up having to be induced at 38 1/2 weeks (something about the position of the amniotic sac). Frankly she probably would have gone overdue before going into labor herself.



 
Old Oct 26th, 2010, 16:04 PM   3
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I am 5'3 and short waisted (i.e. my torso is short for my height, longer legs). I'm not petite, my pelvis is no problem, however I think being short waisted was the reason that at about 36 weeks my entire stomach split with stretch marks all over from nothing. I also think it was a significant contributory factor to my waters going early (combined with a bad cough and rather a lot of fluid), which in turn led to a difficult labour as my son was qutie simply not ready to come out. So yes I think it was a problem but were it not for the other things it probably wouldn't have been.

ETA: I also had split abdominal muscles which I believe is more common in shorter ladies.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 19:43 PM   4
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My friend is just 5' and had to have a csec because her pelvis was too small. I am 5'1" and had no issues with my son. Good luck!



 
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Old Oct 27th, 2010, 02:24 AM   5
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Hi, im pretty short at 5ft 2, am also all legs no body lol
With both my previous preg/labours i was told there was noway id give birth naturally. Maybe im just really stubborn though as they were both born naturally on their due dates with no more than gas & air used weighing 7lb 3oz & 7lb 8oz

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Old Oct 27th, 2010, 03:59 AM   6
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I'm 5,2 and so far no one has mentioned anything about my height being a problem How do uou know if your pelvis is too small? I'm not petite, have quite curvy hips, does that mean I have a wide pelvis x



 
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Old Oct 27th, 2010, 04:04 AM   7
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Yes! I am under 5ft (apparently according to midwife...although I though I was just over). So I got referred to a consultant. I saw him a few weeks ago and he just measured me and weighed me and asked lots of questions, check babies heart beat etc. Then he said to see him again at xmas and they will have a better idea of how big baby is and decide on natural birth or C section. In the meantime he said to just bear in mind that I am not actually eating for two and I need to be hoping for a baby under 8lb. So now I am super paranoid with what I am eating and how much I weigh!

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Old Oct 27th, 2010, 04:35 AM   8
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I'm 5ft dead on and had a natural home delivery with my son. No one ever mentioned concerns to me.



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Old Oct 27th, 2010, 04:38 AM   9
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i see consultant again at 39+1 (bit late if u ask me given my troubled history since 31w)
to see if baby has fitted into pelvis ok

i guess 4 ft 9 is reli dinky, i so so want my water birth - but ill take c sec if thats what they recommend



 
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Old Oct 27th, 2010, 08:33 AM   10
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I am 5ft 1in and had no problems giving birth to mine, who were 7-8 lbs. I went into labour naturally at 37+4 with both of them.



 
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