Pregnancy Over 40 C-Sections And Stature RelatedIt's not always fair, but the world and our biology doesn't always cater to shorter people.
Even in childbirth, shorter stature may be statistically associated with a higher c-section rate. I'm a petite person myself, but the good news is, I had a normal delivery. So, take statistics with a grain of salt. Read more about the study on C-Sections and Stature:
Results. The Caesarean section rate was 17.7%. Beside newborn
somatometric characteristics, such as head dimensions and birth weight, maternal
stature was significantly associated with the rate of caesarean section.
Especially among short and very short women
maternal stature had a significant impact on the mode of delivery, while, in
contrast, no significant associations between the mode of delivery and maternal
age, prepregnancy weight status, pregnancy weight gain as well as pelvic dimensions
Conclusion. Short stature is significantly associated with the risk of
ACTA MEDICA LITUANICA. 2007. VOLUME 14. No. 1. P. 1–6
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