Thursday, March 31, 2011

Our Bodies are not Defective: A Compilation on CPD

by Guggie Daly for The Daily Guggie Daly

Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD) is a condition that does exist, although it is quite rare in developed countries. CPD is generally diagnosed in women who were severely malnourished as children, resulting in stunted bone growth/rickets, or in women with congenital bone conditions.

It is also loosely connected to *untreated* Gestational Diabetes, although the details of that issue are hotly debated and based on numerous factors. (Meaning, a simple diagnosis of GD does NOT guarantee CPD or macrosomia).

Unless your doctor ordered specific tests to measure your pelvis such as x-rays, he was speaking with opinion and not authority on whether or not your pelvis was appropriately formed to birth a baby.

More common reasons for failure to progress and a false CPD diagnosis include:

1) A time restriction was place on a normal labor that would have ended normally if left alone. Recent findings suggest that impatient care providers lead to increased numbers of c-sections.

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