Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Your Pelvis Is Too Small

Have you ever been told by a doctor that your pelvis is too small to give birth vaginally? Did you labor with your baby, only to be told you have CPD and would need a cesarean in order to get your baby out?

CPD stands for cephelopelvic disproportion. In true cases, this means that the pelvis is too small for a baby to pass through. True CPD can only be diagnosed after a trial of labor because women's bodies are amazing, and the pelvis stretches and opens to allow passage of the baby through. Also, babies' bodies are amazing, and their heads mold to make this passage easier.

As you will see in the video below, CPD may also stand for "care provider doesn'tknowwhathe'stalkingabout". Each woman you will meet in this video was told she had CPD and would never be able to give birth vaginally. Each of them went on to give birth vaginally, most times to a baby much larger than the one their doctors said would never fit through their pelvises.