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Glitter Princess
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Hey everyone, after a long break I'm back. My parents took me offline until after finals and regents.

My boyfriend and I were talking the other night about sex and such. Thanks to this site mostly, we always wear a condom, along with astroglide (thank goodness I came to this site!) and are very cautious. We talked about it before we did it for awhile and I waited until I was 100% comfortable and ready. Thanks you guys! Okay back to the question, we were talking about pregnancy and what would each of us want to do, even though we've had this conversation before and have looked into options, and I was thinking. Is it healthy for someone who is 5'2 and 95 pounds to give birth? Is that okay for the girl and the baby? I'm not pregnant, the question just popped into my head. I have always been small for my age, and I have my period and I eat a large amount for such a little person! I have always been really thin and I was wondering if it was healthy if I when I decide to have a baby(in the future) and maybe still had this body type? Thanks!

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As far as I know, women of all body types have been giving birth for a long time. And the majority of those births are successful. So I'd say you have little to worry about, it might be uncomfortable depending on your hip width and such, but I think you're okay.

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LilBlueSmurf
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For this sort of thing, you have to go to a doctor. It would depend on the size and positioning of the baby and all sorts of things. But you should be seeing a doctor anyway, when/if you get pregnant
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Glitter Princess
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Of course, I was just pondering hehe. There's not much else to do on a weekday before work starts in the summer.

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Gumdrop Girl
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depends on the size of the infant you are carrying and the diameter of the opening of your pelvis. can the baby's head fit thru there? is its angle okay for natural birth? how is the effacement of the cervix?

my relatives are small folks and many of hem have c-sections because their bodies cannot accomodate natural childbirth.

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Pixie69
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As far as I know, as long as you eat healthily while pregnant (you'd be eating for 2!) and put on enough weight, it should be fine, although you may not be able to have natural birth. My mom was a very skinny gal (5'6, 110 lbs) when she was preggers with my brothers and they were just fine (except the umbilical chord was wrapped around his neck a few times so she had to have a c-section).

Another thing to take into account is the size of the father. My cousin is only 5 foot, her husband, on the other hand, is 6'4". Naturally, she had a c-section for a rather large, but beatiful baby

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Mankind used to be MUCH smaller, up until we learned to produce large amounts of food and prevent diseases, largely through no longer letting the streets be the sewer...I don't know exactly when. But have you ever seen the doorways, clothes, and suits of armor from the mid-millenia? They're tiny! Doorways about 5 1/2 feet tall! People used to be much, much smaller and gave birth okay or we wouldn't be here. Quite a few races are significantly smaller than the average American and manage to give birth well enough to become extremely over-populated.

It depends on the RATIO of your size to your babies size. Your size, by itself, really isn't an indicator.

Although, there are a lot more women running around who are incapable of giving birth to infants than their used to be due to medical advances...but I think minor surgery sounds much less painful and scary than vaginal birth.


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Camzie13
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i think it would be ok...my aunt is 5'4, very thin, and my uncle is 6'3 and like...180-200lbs. i have 3 cousins, all who were delivered naturally, so apparently it can be done
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Celtic Daisy
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I think you're safe. I'm 4'11(not pregnant)
and my mom was 4'10 and weighed 95 pounds when she had my older brother. He was prolly a medium sized baby(haha) and everything went fine, despite him being a couple of weeks early.

He always was the problem child, haha!

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