I’m 8 months pregnant. I was advise by my doctor that my baby is big at 34 1/2 weeks, and probably will have a C-section. I want to have a natural birth. what should I do? Some moms advise me to walk at least 30mins everyday..


I have had two midwives between my four babies and both of them, and all of their midwife colleagues have helped big babies into the world – vaginally. I am talking about 11 and 12 pound babies – BIG babies.

I have had friends and family members birth 9 and 10 pound babies vaginally.

Determining a baby’s size in the womb is also notoriously unreliable. Ultrasound can be off by one or two pounds, which is a huge difference for a newborn! Doctors and midwives are also often wrong when they feel the baby through your belly.

I had a doctor tell me that my first baby would probably be around 6 pounds… she was born weighing in at almost 8 pounds!

Larger babies are actually proven to be easier to birth than smaller babies. A baby around 8 or 9 pounds is easier to give birth to than a smaller baby – labors are often shorter and easier on mother and baby.

If you want to have a natural birth with your baby, you should be permitted to labor. If your doctor is forcing you into choosing a c-section, I would seriously consider trying to find a new doctor!

I encourage you to read my Birth Stories Pages – many, many mothers have shared their stories of giving birth to big babies – naturally!

Best of luck to you!

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Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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