I posted a question concerning my right hip about a month ago (that I dislocated when I was 13) and how painful it is to get a pap each year since the doctors I have had (through the county) do not understand my condition. Nor do they understand how painful my hip is
when I try to move it into a position that it will not go into.
Now I'm wondering (since I may want to have a baby) if I can even have children! Since it is very hard for me to have a pap due to my limited range of motion in my right hip would it be suggested to have a c-section? I read on line that a woman needs to have a certian size pelvis to have a normal birth? I am 5 foot 1. I also read that taller women usally do have normal births, but shorter women (like myself) may need to have a c-section.
Has any woman gone through this? I was told from my mother that hip dislocations are more common in boys as compaired to girls. I am going to see an ob/gyn in 3 days. Should I ask him (I am making sure this is a male dr.) if he thinks I have the correct size pelvis to have a normal birth? I know this may seem like a trival question, but I do want to have children sometime before I am 36 and my hip is one big joint that does not like to move. Is there a risk to giving birth for those that have dislocated hips? I'm afraid it will break or something.