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Can you tell me if throughout childbirth, what exactly happens with women with small hips?

Can you tell me if throughout childbirth, what exactly happens with women with small hips?

No difference: Hip size should not interfere with your ability to carry your baby. Many women with small hips are still able to have natural births as well. They used to measure bone size to determine if natural birth was possible but this was not shown to help. Most women are allowed to labor and as long as progress is being made, the assumption is that they can delivery vaginally. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do your hips dislocate during childbirth?

Do your hips dislocate during childbirth?

No: Your hip joints are the most stable joints in your body. They will not dislocate during childbirth. There will be changes in your pelvis to accommodate childbirth, but this does not affect your hips. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Fractured pelvis during childbirth 15 months ago still in so much pain now have bursitis hip. Doctor said will be hard to carry more children true?

Ouch!: I am so sorry this happened - it is a rare complication, but as you well know, is very painful. Unfortunately, if you are still having symptoms 15 months out, it is likely this will be a chronic problem, including with future pregnancies.It's not like you can easily put your pelvis in a cast and let it heal. Physical therapy may help, as well as biofeedback techniques to try and put mind over pain. ...Read more

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Clinically diagnosed sac iliac fracture 16mths ago during childbirth non displaced no surgery but still in lot of pain have tro bursitis in hip why?

Clinically diagnosed sac iliac fracture 16mths ago during childbirth non displaced no surgery but still in lot of pain have tro bursitis in hip why?

Wrong diagnosis?: Fractures in this area can be associated with persistent pain. I walking with limp and pain this will lead to a secondary trochanteric bursitis. I would have a repeat ct or MRI completed to see if the fracture healed and institute some therapy. Trochanteric bursitis should resolve with pt and or an injection. ...Read more

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How long is it normal to have hip pain after child birth?

How long is it normal to have hip pain after child birth?

Several weeks: It is common to have hip discomfort for several weeks after childbirth. Discomfort that is concerning, severe, or lasting more than a week should prompt you to see your OB to determine if is a significant issue that needs treatment. Non steroidal anti inflamatory medications (motrin, aleve), along with ice and heat may improve the discomfort. Physical therapy may be indicted in some cases. ...Read more

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Have gained wt after marriage and more after child birth esp on my hips belly and thighs my skin colour also became darker and my feet size incresed?

Have gained wt after marriage and more after child birth esp on my hips belly and thighs my skin colour also became darker and my feet size incresed?

Weight loss: Ask your doctor for a referral to an exercise physiologist who can help you design a program to return to your previous level of health. These individuals are experts in weigh loss and nutritional health. Best. ...Read more

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Can child birth cause a hip stress fracture?

Can child birth cause a hip stress fracture?

Yes: If there existed a predisposing factor, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, or a developing stress reaction, then childbearing, due to the extra weight bearing and rapid weight gain, could result in a developing stress fracture. ...Read more

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Fractured pelvis 15 months ago during child, birth still in chronic pain now have hip bursitis would it be difficult for me to carry more children?

Need more infor: I would need to know what part of the pelvis and to what extent was the break. Most pelvic fractures dont result in issues with carrying or delivering children. Your OB and ortho doc may need to get together to help make a plan for your next pregnancy. ...Read more