Re: Anyone had previous shoulder dystocia & large baby- did you doctor suggest c-sect
Lots of opinions!
OP, is your doctor one in a practice of many? I would probably want to meet with at least 2 other doctors to see what their opinions were, and I'd ask for them to recommend me some resources to look at.
I can only hypothesize at this point, as I've never experienced it, but I would think that a TOL with careful monitoring and the agreement that a c-section be performed with red flags is a good compromise. I'd also probably make sure to get U/S measurements in those last weeks. I know they can be off, but often they are dead-on. It could very well turn out that this baby is much smaller, relieving a lot of your stress, you know?