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Thinking of becoming pregnant

Darleen22DDarleen22 Posts: 5
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:44 AM in Fibromyalgia
My husband and I are talking about starting a family. I have Fibromyalgia and a current bulging disc L5-S1. I had 2 back surgeries in 07 because my disc L4-L5 ruptured twice. I want to know if there is anyone here who has been pregnant with any or all these conditions. Was it hard, painful during the process of pregnancy. Could you take meds to help with the pain? what treatments worked and which didnt? and anything else you can think of that would give me and insite into what i might experiance.

I really appreciate the information.

thank you!


  • Hubby and I have also decided to try to become pregnant, and I have a herniation between my L-5 and S-1 area (and Ive had a cervical fusion w/ "fake" discs put in at 2 C levels). I haven't run across anyone who became pregnant after having these issue.. but I'm still on the hunt for the same info. that you are! :)
  • I can give you my 2 cents.

    Had 2 level PLIF, rods and screws for L2-L4. One year later became pregnant. Didn't need pain meds at that time.

    My baby came 10 weeks early so I cannot tell you what, if any pain there was in the 8th and 9th month.

    I took pre-natal yoga (highly recommend it) until the whole bed-rest stuff.

    While pregnant your joints become looser in prep for the birth, its easy to overdo things because of this.

    My biggest caution is really for AFTER the baby comes. This is really the hard part for your back. Ask any Mom how much lifting, bending, twisting in awkward ways happen each day. In and out of the crib, high chair, car seats,bathtub, carrying that dreaded baby car seat carrier. Well, you get the picture.

    I'm not trying to scare you. But these movements you will be doing lots of, every day, for years. I needed another 2 level fusion this year. Ask for help whenever you can and try to always keep in mind to protect your backs.

    Would I do it again? Absolutely. Good luck ladies,

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