I am 31 years old and 14 weeks pregnant. I have DDD in my lower back, which was diagnosed around 10 years ago. At that time I had severe back pain caused by hernia and same time the DDD was discovered. I would't say my DDD is yet that severe but sure I have pain on and off, sometimes for months and sometimes just a few days. At the moment I am pain free but Im quite sure it will get worse at some point during the pregnancy. I am especially worried that the delivery will make the condition worse.
Now I would like to hear some experiences from women who have delivered with DDD. Did it go well and do you feel your back became worse afterwards? Or where you recommended c-section? What would you recommend? Lifting up the baby/toddler will of course be bad as well.. But I would like to keep my back more or less in good condition if possible! I will have to discuss this with a doctor but would like to have some idea of what to expect.