My labour with my son went for 60hrs (about 14hrsof active labour). I got to 6cm dilated and didn't progress any further.
The midwife fed me some honey for energy that made me vomit which resulted in me getting dehydrated so they gave me an IV for fluids. I had the gas for pain because I was unable to leave the bed. I didn't need any more pain relief but I was convinced to have an epidural to see if it would help me progress further because I didn't want a c-section. An hour later the they gave me an emergency c-section.
I wasn't given any details but they told me he was too big. I heard somewhere that if you had a c-section you would have to have a c-section for every birth so I asked the doctor if I could have a natural birth next time and he said "You will have to have an elective c-section at 38-40 weeks and there is no way you can have a natural birth next time unless the baby comes early on it's own and it is smaller. Which is very unlikely because the next one is going to be bigger". My son was 10lb 10oz.
I've done some research and found an article that said pregnant women that did low impact aerobics or yoga 2-3 times a week had smaller babies. I can't find any other research on that subject.
My cousin said a low G I diet may help and my mother in law said no milk this time (I drank 1 litre a day when I was pregnant).
I'm not going to stick with the doctor but I won't have a choice if I go through the same hospital. I am considering a home birth this time. I think no interventions will make a difference. I'm also losing weight before I conceive this time.
If anyone has heard of anything helpful to my situation that I can look into it is appreciated very much.