Hello, I am 31 years old and have a ruptured disc at L5S1. This happened after having my first baby. We are not sure if it happened during labor, if just carrying her caused it, or if it was there before hand. I am scheduled for surgery next week and have been browsing the posts on this forum. I have pretty moderate to severe pain in my right leg with numbness but no weakness. I have tried a years worth of conservative management and have failed. My NS, OBGYN, and PCP have said that if we want to have more children then getting it surgically fixed is the safest thing to do. I could probably have held out longer but everyone has pushed saying to go ahead and get it over with. I wanted to ask if there are other women out there that have been in a similar situation with post delivery disc herniation and how was recovery while trying to care for a 15 month old (26 lb) child at the same time? My mom is moving in for 5 weeks to help and I will have a sitter for the last week to help during the day with naps and meal time. My husband is under the impression that I should be good to go at the 6 week mark. I am a little nervous about lifting her out of the crib even after the 6 week time period. I am the primary care giver since he works 12 days M-F and some hours on the weekend as well. I am just looking for spine surgery friends because most people my age haven't had this type of injury. Thank you all in advance!