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Words related to pelvimetry

measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)

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Our local cesarean support group liked the video a lot, but thought the way the possible causes for a cesarean were listed during the operation at the end without saying that many of these causes were preventable and advising the mothers to ask for a second opinion only served to reinforce the doctor's judgement that a cesarean was necessary (lack or progress and cephalo-pelvic disproportion can be valid causes, but only a small percentage of the time they are cited as reasons why a cesarean was necessary).