Re: No more Ultrasounds ... worried about labor now
My mom is a large framed, large boned woman and had terrible labors with me and my brother. She ended up with a forcepts delivery with me (8 lbs) and a c-sec with my brother (8 lbs 14 ozs). She had 24+ hours of labor both times. I on the other hand was 5'7 115 before my first PG with seemingly very narrow hips and delivered an 8 pounder in 6 hours with only 30 minutes of pushing. My aunt who was 98 lbs before PG delivered 9 pound babies just as easily.
My OB told me it was all about the size and shape of the pelvis more than the size of the woman. Give it a try. There's as good a chance that you can do it as anyone! I know plenty of women who have given birth vaginally to babies bigger than 9 lbs pretty easily.
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005
Last edited by siren1024; 12-25-2004 at 08:39 PM.