Is there already a place for young parents with back issues to communicate on here? I would be willing to create a group if necessary. I'm about to turn 25. I became a parent in 2009. A few months later I randomly developed 3 bulged disks which caused spinal stenosis and extreme pain (as I'm sure you all know). I am a borderline candidate for surgery. The doctors have advised me to wait as long as possible for new developments to be made in the field before going into surgery. I went through the steroid injections and a 2 month period of not being allowed to lift my newborn and of course rehabilitation. I have been doing fine, even was able to stop using any pain medications. Then I got sick, have been coughing and it's all rushing back to me. I am considering getting pregnant again but I do not know if that will be able to go smoothly. I had pre-eclampsia with my son and the possibility of having that combined with the back issues scares the crap out of me. I want to be healthy enough to be a good mother. Please introduce yourself if you can relate. I live far from any family and need to create a support system for myself. My home life with my husband and son is wonderful but I live in a new city and being a stay at home mom has not been great on my social life lol. Thank you for reading my story and I am excited to get to know all of you.