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Spondylolysthesis and Pregnancy
I'm new to this site but am so happy to find a place where I can actually speak to others with my condition. It's so hard to digest the information quickly in the Doctor's office and still remember to ask the right follow up questions!
I am 33 years old and am trying to decide whether or not getting pregnant is ok with my condition. I saw some earlier posts about pregnancy and Spondylolysthesis (I'm a Grade 1, L4-L5 currently, with some infrequent tingling in my toes). I have so many concerns. My doctor says I can get pregnant but he says there's no guarantee that it won't cause my slippage to worsen and potentially require surgery down the road. Also worried about the pain during and post pregnancy... Sometimes it's hard to manage the pain without being pregnant. Also worry about caring for my child physically... are there limitations that I can't even imagine right now?
Doc says that many women do this without even knowing they have the condition. Problem is, I do know, and I find it really frightening. He also said to do physical therapy to strengthen my core, and said not to gain too much weight with the pregnancy. So many things to say...would love to hear from anyone who is facing this same decision or has faced it and has any words of advice.