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i have severe SI joint issues and on crutches - is it ok to get pregnant?

Ok, so 5yrs ago i was hit by a car and damaged my hip and SI joint, two years preg ago i finally got off the crutchers then last week slipped in the shower and was taken to hospital with SI problems again. My husbamd and i had planned to try for a baby ASAP but now am worried that this might not be a smart move. Hubby is 15yrs older than me so we really dont want to wait if possible, but will this mean i am wheelchair bound? My original injury was the worst my specialist had come across and my chiropractor was the only one to get me moving again. I have moved since tho and feel the dr i have now doesnt believe SI joint pain is real.


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    I'm sorry for what you are going through but before considering going through another pregnancy attempt, I would talk to a surgeon before trying to conceive. If you feel that the doctor you are seeing doesn't believe in Si joint problems, then find another surgeon and consult with them.
  • I agree with Sandi... You need to see a new spine specialist. Even my surgeon who is probably mid 50s (so not fresh out of med school) believes and treats SI pain. Under no circumstances would I get pregnant without consulting a spine specialist I was comfortable with. I can understand your concern with your husband, however one year wouldn't make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things for him, but could make a HUGE difference for you and your child. Having read several comments from women on this and other forums I sometimes get the impression that they are scared to ask a doctor about becoming pregnant because they are scared they will get the "no". and be crushed and would then feel guilty about getting pregnant, so they think getting pregnant first and then seeking help is a better idea. It isn't. A good spine specialist can help get your body ready for pregnancy through either PT, or worst case-surgery. I was slightly confused by your post, but I'm assuming you have one child currently? I hope you can expand your family safely and soon. Pregnancy is (or can be) such a wonderful experience, you don't want to miss that... and you certainly don't want to have to care for an infant on crutches. Just think about how much more you can enjoy this baby if you get the SI problem fixed first. I'm going to add a link on here I've kept up with on this forum about the SI joint. Best of luck to you!
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • As much as I love my 2 boys I have often thought I couldnt of handled my pain and be pregnant. I also wonder several things. Can I take it if my physical conditions worsen. What about the drugs? Can or could I go without? Do I have extra support to raise a child. Some parents here have expressed guilt and / or sadness that they could not do the things they want to with the child.

    Its really a personal disision that takes a ton of input and thought.
  • NO--- Not a good idea. I have severe SI joint dysfunction and pain, I need to take a lot of medication in order to get anything at all done. I could not imagine being pregnant. Check with a good ortho md and follow up. I wish you the very best.
  • Could you take care of an active toddler. Can you handle the day to day activities necessary for a healthy and happy child.

    Honestly, that is a guilt of mine. My sons were short changed.... I didnt have a ton of patience. I didnt have reliable help. Being pregnant is the easy part.
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