I am 26 yrs old and I am currently trying to make one of the biggest decisions of my life. I have recently found out that I am pregnant about 7 weeks. I have had some issues with L4-L5-S1 Disc protrusion. I have two wonderful children age 2 and 4 and just over a year ago I was in a car accident and did something to my SI joint. I have an MRI Scheduled in a couple of weeks. As you can see this pregnancy was not planned. I have spoke with my pharmacist and I am having my meds slowly changed over which nver really gave much relief. I may have some possible nerve irritation either in my back or around my SI joint, I do have pain down my right leg and into my foot, I have been going to physio for over a year now and not much has changed, even the depression has gotten worse.
My husband and I are very concerned about my physical health we are a very active family and have been trying to get back to that lifestyle since the accident. We want to know how many risks there are if we continue with the pregnancy, if I will become physically disabled permantly? if the child will have birth defects from the meds i am currently taking? I am so scared but I so badly want to keep this baby. Neither my husband or I agree with abortion but I have two children to tend to now and I don't want to be a burden on my husband. How bad can things get for my back and my pain? I am so confused and he has said he doesn't want anyone to know anything right now. Also I am still dealing with my insurance company due to the accident. Are they going to stop helping get better if they know I am pregnant? Please someone help me!!