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Old 11-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #28
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Re: Anyone had previous shoulder dystocia & large baby- did you doctor suggest c-sect

Originally Posted by steph410 View Post
I had a 100% natural, non-medicated birth but my 10lb 7oz baby still had shoulder dystocia.

Just having a drug free birth is not some sort of guarantee that you won't have this issue.
This was my experience with my first 2. My first two were unmedicated, I moved around and stayed off my back and both had shoulder dystocia. My third I did everything the natural birth community told me not to do and it was my only birth without a dystocia. I know I am very much the exception to those rules but you can't always make the blanket statements that you should avoid an epidural and avoid laying on your back without really understanding the full situation that each individual person was in.
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