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hey Heather (and everyone else on Scarleteen)!
so im 17, around 5"3 and 100-105 pounds , so im fairly small, but my boyfriend is like 6"3 and weighs almost 200 pounds hes like afoot taller than me and weighs almost twice as much!!! that wouldnt be a problem, we love each other, have been dating for a while and will probably be getting married after high school (or maybe even later but most likely it WILL happen) and therefore we'll be trying to have a baby..and im scared because what if the baby takes after him and turns out huge???is it possible for a small girl like me to give birth to a large baby(10-11 pounds) naturally? i REALLY dont want a c-section, i want a natural birth...10-11 pounds is like 1/10 of my own body i a c-section waiting to happen or is is possible for me to give birth naturally? we have sex with no problems and i do have hips/curves (i think i have average sized hips although im small an slim overall), bit im still kinda worried and scared.. i know its not going to happen for awhile yet...but i just need some factual information on what happens when 2 people of such mismatched sizes try to have ababy..i want to know the facts well before i do get pregnant!! hes the love of my life and i really want to have kids naturally. thanks!!
and if im at high risk for a c-section, is there anything i can do to reduce my risk?

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Robin Lee
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HI strawberrygirl and welcome to Scarleteen.

When we're talking about an adult body, which we are here, there is rarely if ever a correlation between a person's body size and her body's ability to give birth vaginally. There are a lot of factors which determine whether one has to have a C-section but again, body size really isn't one of them.

I'm not certain whether a baby's size at birth is related to what size they'll grow to be. Added to that, there's nothing saying that your children won't be small like you, or that they won't grow to be medium-sized. [Smile]

So, really, there's no way of determining right now whether you'll be giving birth vaginally or through a C-section, but your body size isn't likely to be one of the factors that determines that.


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