The cesarean rate of plus size women is much higher than the rate experienced by smaller women. One of the main reasons for this is that doctors assume that weight always causes problems in vaginal births. This is simply not true. Educate yourself and, in turn, educate your doctor. There are also many things you can do to minimize the chances that your doctor will want you to consider a c-section.
How to Lower the Cesarean Rate of Plus Size Women
KMom, the online advocate for plus size moms, has written an article in a leading blog for plus size women that details the research about cesareans in plus size women and tips to lower their chances of having a cesarean. Click here for KMom’s article “Avoiding Surgery: Lowering the Cesarean Rate in Big Moms.”