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Asked by 2Frsty

Q: Platypelloid Pelvis?

I'm 12 weeks 4 days today and at my checkup, the OB did a pelvic and told me I have what's called a Platypelloid Pelvis-one that instead of being rounded it is more "flat" than it should be. He said that this puts me a much greater risk of needing a C-Section. I didn't know much about it, and after researching it online I am not reassured much. Evidently less than 3% of women have this type of pelvic shape, and most websites say that almost none of them can deliver vaginally. Some midwives swear that it is possible, but ALL the sites I've seen say that it makes for a VERY long and difficult labor.

Any ladies been told that they have this pelvic shape and go on to deliver vaginally? Or should I resign to having a C-Section? (I really DO NOT want one if it's not absolutely necessary!)

This question was asked Feb. 28, 2013 9:47pm
Category: Labour & Delivery

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Answered by 2Frsty - Mar. 4, 2013 8:19am
I think I wanna at least try to labor naturally. What's the worst that can happen? They end up having to take the baby C-Section anyway?!

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Answered by Gracenboys - Mar. 2, 2013 12:19pm
I suppose that I am biased toward midwives. I take their word over an OB on most subjects. OB's are geared for surgery. Not all push surgeries, but most do. -I had one midwife and one ob so far. I will be opting for another midwife this time around as well. I am high-risk, though not for the same thing. Trust your self. Try for a natural if you want to, and if not, go for the c-section.

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