Hello, I've been dealing with trying to find out why I have pins and needles in my hands and feet, feel like fire runs through my veins, rock back and forth constantly, can't keep my leg still, and now I'm 8 months pregnant and about to give birth soon. I have been seeing a neurologist for a couple of years now, having test after test done, MRIs, EMG, and blood work. The latest neurologist did another EMG on me and found nerve damage in my spine a month a go. I have not been able to take any of the meds I was taking for the pain before I was pregnant, I was taking Baclofen. My OB/GYN has tried everything she can think of to try to help me with the pain, but nothing works doesn't even really touch the pain. My neurologist says he can't do anything more til after my baby is born. I'm okay with that... My question and concern is delivering my baby safely for both my baby and myself.
My question is due to have nerve damage in my spine pre existing to getting pregnant and not knowing exactly what the damage is from, how likely will I end up with more nerve damage giving birth vaginally? Should I go with a c-section? My OB/GYN doesn't seem to really address the nerve damage issue when I ask for her opinion. Plus I live out in the middle of no where in TX and my doctors and the hospital are 2 hours away from where my husband and I live.
I just need some advice or help in the right questions to ask my doctor to find out what is the safest delivery.
Thank you for any help you might be able to give.
Not sure what all is going on with my spine. Neurologist just knows I have nerve damage. I'm 8 months pregnant and can't do any further testing til after the baby is born.