Hi. I had a total hip replacement one year ago, and i'm due with my second child in about seven weeks.

My ob has never had a delivery with a thr, and my orthopedic surgeon has given me no guidance.

I'm concerned that restrictions on moving the joint will make it hard to deliver and would ultimately lead to a c-section. From what little i've found to read, I know that vaginal delivery is possible, but i'd love to hear from someone who has gone through it, as to what worked and what didn't during labor and delivery.

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replied June 12th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. With total hip replacement done a year ago, normal vaaginal delivery would be a challenge though, it will need alot of effort to help with the mobility and pushing, please correlate with your ObGyn and let them help and decide what is best for you

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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