Three years back I had preeclampsia that caused me to gain 90 lbs. Six months later I was diagnosed with multiple bulged disks and spinal stenosis. The steroid injections had undone any weight loss I had accomplished through breastfeeding. Pre pregnancy I was a size 6. Post pregnancy and spinal injections I was a size 16. Since then I have changed my diet and worked in as much exercise as I could and I've gotten myself down to a size 8. Loosing the weight has made flair ups recover so much quicker. Throughout the years it has taken me a year, 3 months, 1 month, and now I'm down to a week for recovery time. Last year my husband and I had decided that my body could not handle being pregnant and were advised not to by doctors. Now we are not so sure. I am so much healthier now. I'm only 25. He would like to try again but not until I am comfortable with that. Does anyone have experience with back pain during pregnancy? I don't want to have made all this head way just to have to start over again. I don't want to go back to how things were before. It's so scary but I do want to give my husband another child if I can. What are your thoughts? Obviously I will seek medical advice as well. It's just a hard decision to make when I know how bad things can get, how painful life can be. I want to be a good mother to our toddler otherwise I'd say yeah lets do it and I'll deal with the pain myself but I have a child to care for.