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I have had an si joint fusion on R side only and I'm pregnant.

I had an S.I. Joint fusion in December of 2008. I was an active Volleyball player and have since retired from the sport. I had no problems at all since the surgery. (Pain Free), but now I am pregnant again with our 2nd child and have starting experiencing significant pinching pain on the L side right at the S.I Joint. I'm so worried I'm going to go through the same thing I did with the 1st pregnancy and post delivery. My biggest concern is am I safely able or should I even attempt to have a vaginal birth, considering I have already had 1 side fused. Please help me with my dilemma.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    Second, congratulations about your pregnancy for your second child.

    I wish we could provide you with some good information, but there really isnt anyone on this site medically qualified to answer some of your questions.

    I would suggest that you contact both your surgeon to discuss current pains, and importantly, your gynecologist to explain your condition and what do they think would be best for you.

    There are many articles on Spine-Health plus forum discussions about this subject. Here is just one
    Back Pain and Pregnancy

    You can see many more of these, but going to the Search Box at the top of the menus and entering: Back Pain and Childbirth (I did and found pages of references)

    Take care
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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