just a question and was wondering if anybody had any advice or similar problem. i am 19 weeks pregnant and had a spinal fusion L5-S1 about 7 years ago and hardware removal about 5 years ago. I also have a labral tear in my right hip that needs surgery about a month after I deliver. anyways, I am meeting with my Ortho this week to discuss with him birthing plans. i have discussed with my OB, but they wanted an opinion from my ortho doctor. i was wondering if anybody who ever ahad a spinal fusion, how they delivered. Were you able to have an epideral? i have been told by my OB they thought C-section would be best, but i am terrified. would i have to have general anesthesia?