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    Hiya ladies,
    Just wondering if the whole 'child-bearing hips' comments (or opposite of!) bear any truth? I've always been a pretty athletic bodied person and never really had crazy hips.
    The pelvis and its wonderful 30% increase potential is far more important than hips yeah?
    So write to me all you straight bodied women and tell me your experience!!


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    It's a load of bull LOL! All women are capable of birthing babies no matter how big or small they are - hormones are amazing in labour letting that pelvis open up - bring on the relaxin! We've done really well at populating the planet so far, with both big and small women
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    Hehehe, yeah. You're right. Go us women!

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    I always joke with DH because he has the 'child bearers' in our relationship

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    I've got child-bearing hips: they're wider than my shoulders! Doesn't bother me though, just looking forward to putting them to good use!

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    My hips are fairly normal (not very wide not very narrow) and I've manged to squeeze a baby out. As you've said the ability your pelvis has to widen is more important. My biology teacher once told us that the idea of child-bearing hips is a myth. The appearance of your hips isn't related to the internal width of the pelvis so its possible to have quite wide hips and a narrow pelvis.

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    Apparently I had plenty of room up there when they decided to do a forceps delivery, and I'm a fairly square build.
    Sounds like a crock - I reckon you should have felt the relaxin doing interesting things to your body already, preparing it all for the upcoming birth! Hormones are amazing things

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