For those that don't know my story, my name is Lauren, and I am 21 years old. I have suffered from multiple spinal issues for almost 3 years, including severe sciatica. I had a microdiscectomy last year for a severe disc herniation, but my problems didn't stop there. I also have stenosis and a titled pelvis, but now my disc space has collapsed and I am getting an anterior fusion at L5-S1 next month. Since it's anterior, my surgeon is going through my abdomen and placing cages and taking bone graft from my hip.
I'm wondering if there is anyone who had children after going through a spinal fusion? My fiancee and I have one beautiful little girl already, but we really want another child, and have been wanting one for a while. So has anyone gone through a pregnancy after suffering from back issues and surgery? If so, how long will it be until I am able to become pregnant? I plan on asking my surgeon about this, but was just looking for advice from those who have gone through it. Also, the doctors I have seen believe that my first pregnancy may have been the trigger for some of these problems I have, so I'm worried I may not be able to have another child.