Thankful for this ICAN video

Last week a fellow ICAN leader posted a video of numerous women who had been previously diagnosed with CPD (cephalo-pelvic disproportion).  CPD is a fancy way for a care provider to say that your baby was too big for your pelvis or that your pelvis was too small to birth your baby vaginally.  Most of the time, that’s simply NOT TRUE.  True CPD is quite rare, actually, and usually results from a deformation or injury.


And here is how ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) “explodes” the diagnosis of CPD that so many women receive.


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2 thoughts on “Thankful for this ICAN video

  1. Extremely interesting article (your link to ICAN)…makes me look back on my own c-sections and wonder since I was diagnosed with CPD after laboring for 22 hours with my first pregnancy (I pushed for 2 hours of that after getting to 10 centimeters, but never past a “0” station). I always assumed the Drs. were right…I never considered that her positioning could’ve been wrong. DUH! I, myself, was a “sunny-side-up” baby and gave my mother quite a time, though she did manage an unmedicated, vaginal birth. I’m sorry to hear about your recent miscarriages. I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. Thank you for your response, Joelle. Yes, if you got to complete, it is very likely that malposition lead to your CPD diagnosis and cesarean. Perhaps this gives you hope should you have more babies in your future.

    Best wishes,

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