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What if your pelvis was too narrow to let your baby's head through the delivery? Be reassured! At the slightest doubt, doctors will perform a radiopelvimetry to know exactly how much room your child has.
What is radiopelvimetry?
- Radiopelvimetry is a very accurate X-ray (or sacnner) that can measure the millimeter of the dimensions of your pelvis ("pelvis" in Latin ") and compare them with those of the head of your future baby, by far the most This exam allows you to know if your pelvis is wide enough to let your baby pass on the day of delivery.
In which cases is this examination prescribed?
- In case of doubt during pelvimetry, a simple gynecological examination performed around the 37th week of pregnancy to assess the size and shape of your pelvis. If this measurement is not convincing enough, the doctor may prescribe a radiopelvimetry to refine the result.
- If your baby comes in a seat. Once again, this is to make sure that your baby's head goes through the rest of the body once, because at this stage, a caesarean section can not be performed. It is therefore essential to know before ...
- If you have suffered a serious pelvic traumafor example during a car accident. Your doctor will check that you have not had any sequelae and that your pelvis has not distorted, preventing the good passage of your baby.
- If you have ever had a cesarean during a previous pregnancy because your pelvis was too tight during labor. Radiopelvimetry is therefore essential to ensure that a new vaginal delivery is possible.