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Giving birth after a C1C2 fusion

Ok, so I'm a few moments fresh of the boat on this site so bear with me ok?
I was in a car accident a couple years ago and my injuries required the fusion of my C1and C2 vertibre. I had tore all of the ligaments that keep your head from crushing your spinal cord. Now, that's my background info. My question is has anyone given birth to a child naturally after having this kind of injury? I've asked my doctor these questions and all he has to say is " use common sense". I feel that when there's something like a life at risk "use common sense" should not be a legit answer. I've been struggling for the past three years to figure out what I can and cannot do. When things like sneezing and vomiting make you uncomfortable it kinda makes me wonder if childbirth is even an option at this stage in the game ya know? So, sorry if I rambled a bit, thank you for reading and I look forward to any helpful reply I can get!
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  • I think you need to talk to your orthopedist. He or she may be in a better position to answer your question. You may want to do your natural birth research prior to the visit so you can explain exactly what kind of positions you will be in.

    Good luck

    4 level ACDF completed on January 3rd.
    I developed an infection which required reopening the wound on January17th
    Looking forward to life without as much pain!
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