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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis & Giving Birth

I had both hips pinned at age 11 and I am curently 37 weeks pregnant. Seeing my consultant on wed to review birth options, any feedback from anyone who has slipped capital femoral epiphysis and has given birth gratefully received.

I'd prefer to do things naturally!

Rebecca
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replied June 28th, 2004
I would assume that because of the hip deformity as a result of the slipped epiphysys that placing your legs/hips in the proper position for birth might be more difficult. Hopefully things were easy enough for you with delivery. I know that with my own hips there are just certain movements, certain ranges of motion, that I cannot do..Have you had trouble with your hips since the age of 11 when you've had them pinned?
Take care,
jason
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replied November 9th, 2005
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis & Giving Birth
I too have had one of my hips pinned. I am presently 31 weeks pregnant and have the same concern. I would like to do things naturally but also do not want to jeopardize the health of my new baby. Did you end up having a c-section due to the limitation of your hip or did you give birth vaginally?
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replied August 7th, 2008
slipped epiphysis
hi my name is Lisa and unfortunatley i suffered the same mishap, i didnt even no if i could nget pregnant because of my injury, but now i know it is possible from reading your post. i recently found out that i didn't have to do surgery or have a hip replcacement surgery for that matter. my friend who also had a slipped epiphysis went to a chriopractor instead of a regular doctor and he was,after a few sessions, able to massage her hip back into place. she also did some physical therapy (few sessions that is) to help regain her flexibility now she is pain free, dosent have to worry about any future problems and flexible maybe more than ever. now thats something your doc wouldnt tell you, please as if he will send you to a chriopractor and end up losing thousands of dollars
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replied March 17th, 2009
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis --Pregnancy
Hi,

I am 25, I am currently living with Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis however, I was able to give birth naturally, my son is 10, I am now 25. Im having a total hip replacement in 1 month. If I were to give birth now it wouldnt be done naturally because my pelvis has narrowed. ask your Dr.
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replied March 30th, 2009
slipped capital femoral epiphysis - child birth
hi,
I was treated for slipped capital femoral epiphysis when I was both 12 and 13 years old. I'm currently 23 years old and have a 4 year old daughter. I was able to give birth naturally without any complications. of course I did have a epidural so I didnt feel much of the pain anyways but it is great to know that you don't have to have a c-section with SCFE. best of luck to everyone!
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replied February 24th, 2010
I'm not alone...
I'm 30 years old and I have had SCFE in my left hip since I can remember. It was only just diagnosed when I was 16 and by that time it had healed in the placed it slipped. I haven't been pregnant yet but I always wondered if I would be able to deliver vaginally once the time came. This thread helped alot...I really thought I was alone in this. Smile
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replied October 11th, 2010
Slipped Capital Epiphisis and Birth
I was diagnosed with SCFE at age 18 and I was curious to know if I could have a baby vaginally as well. I am now 29 and a Specialist told me that it might be better to have a c-section so I will not add further damage to my hip or the baby, but ask your doctor to see what is best for you.
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replied February 20th, 2011
SCFE and birth
I gave birth naturally 1st time round then had 3 c sections with other children. My diagnosis was missed and hip healed in place of slip age 11. I am now 30, in constant pain, using morphine and anti imflammatories. And I am still told I am too young for replacement as bone density is not great and will only manage one replacement, revision is not an option
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replied November 8th, 2012
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i'm currently 40 weeks pregnant and had both my hips pinned and 13 then had them removed 2 years later due to them putting too large of pins in. I have suffered with hip pain ever since and my midwife said that there should be no problem delivering vaginally its just you have to be more careful with positioning during labor.
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replied November 8th, 2012
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replied December 2nd, 2012
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I'm 31 I delivered a beautiful baby girl NATURALLY and I had pins put in during my early teens. However, I always wondered would it be possible to regain range of motion in my hips.
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replied October 19th, 2013
I had both hips pinned when I was 12. My orthopedic doctor said my hips are angled one of the worst he's seen. I was struggling with conceiving and also struggling with major arthritis pain. I had a hip injection and happened to mention to the doctor that performed it that I was having trouble conceiving. He said lots of women get pregnant afterward because their bodies stop giving off stress and pain signals. I am now 11 weeks along and got pregnant less than 2 weeks after the injection! I want to pass this along in case anyone else is having trouble conceiving. My orthopedist and OBGYN have both said if you can have a pap smear, you can give birth vaginally with the help of an epidural. I hope all this helps!
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replied October 19th, 2013
I had both hips pinned when I was 12. My orthopedic doctor said my hips are angled one of the worst he's seen. I was struggling with conceiving and also struggling with major arthritis pain. I had a hip injection and happened to mention to the doctor that performed it that I was having trouble conceiving. He said lots of women get pregnant afterward because their bodies stop giving off stress and pain signals. I am now 11 weeks along and got pregnant less than 2 weeks after the injection! I want to pass this along in case anyone else is having trouble conceiving. My orthopedist and OBGYN have both said if you can have a pap smear, you can give birth vaginally with the help of an epidural. I hope all this helps!
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