Hi I am 21 and August 8, 2008, I went in for back surgery on my L5 S1. My disk was herniated pretty bad causing alot if pain and discomfort and it was pinching a nerve that caused really bad sciatica down my left leg. I believe the problem happend while delivering my 8 lb son on 03.26.07. I never had any back pain until after I delivered. I recieved an epideral and could not feel anything the whole delivery. I believe I caused too much strain on my back and caused it to herniate. Anyways, Since the surgery Life has been great, I have absolutely NO back pain or sciatica. Its been a dream come true being relieved of all that pain. But now my son is alittle over two years old and I would love to have another baby. I'm terrified that i'll either re-herniate carrying full term or while delivering vaginally. I heard it'll be better to have a c-section to avoid the strain and not to get a epideral again. Can anyone who can relate help me on what their experience was.