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Rodverta Braefusion
24-11-2009, 06:50 PM
Hi,
Is there anyone out there that has gone through a pregnancy?
If you have, did you carry full term? did tou get Braxton Hicks early?
Did you have bad back aches?
Anything would be helpful.

Jen
25-11-2009, 08:43 AM
Pregnancy wasn't an issue for my scoliosis. Everything went entirely normally. I had two daughters, neither of whom has scoliosis. I now have three grandaughters whose backs I'm watching carefully.

Godiva
08-12-2009, 03:45 PM
I was wondering this as well - how is pregnancy post-surgery?

Lower back is going to be under stress to curve out right? Mine is already under stress as it is unfused and doing all the work. Really hoping for no medical intervention when I have kids.

Rodverta Braefusion
17-01-2010, 01:26 AM
Hi all,
Didn't know where to post this. We became Grandparents to alittle girl. Charli Ava was born on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10.28am. I was in the delivery room for the whole labour and delivery, which took 1hr and 28mins. Our son and his partner, requested that both Nans be there for the birth. After she was born, i followed the Ob/Gyn to watch him check her and guess what this wide eyed eagle was looking at - you got it- her spine. All looks good, but i will keep an eye on her. Our sons partner has scoliosis, but she and her doctor keep a yearly check on it.

Jen
17-01-2010, 02:06 PM
Hi all,
Didn't know where to post this. We became Grandparents to alittle girl. Charli Ava was born on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10.28am. I was in the delivery room for the whole labour and delivery, which took 1hr and 28mins. Our son and his partner, requested that both Nans be there for the birth. After she was born, i followed the Ob/Gyn to watch him check her and guess what this wide eyed eagle was looking at - you got it- her spine. All looks good, but i will keep an eye on her. Our sons partner has scoliosis, but she and her doctor keep a yearly check on it.

Congratulations Nanna, a little ray of sunshine! Your life will never be the same...they really get into your heart.

I saw my first grandaughter born and when I held her, she seemed to be staring right back at me. I fell in love. I now have three grandaughters and often check their backs when they're in their cossies, etc. They're used to Nanna asking them to bend over!

Rodverta Braefusion
17-01-2010, 03:17 PM
Thanks Jen. You got that right about the life changing. I've devoted all week to the little bubba. Her first photo even has centre stage on my fridge! We look forward to a year of many firsts.

chris
21-03-2010, 06:54 PM
I had 4 healthy children, long labours though , 2 forceps deleivery,one normal and one was a c section

see a good obstetrician
good luck
chris

macky
24-04-2010, 07:31 PM
Hi everyone, good to see some old faces on our Scoliosis forum. I have had two children and did not have any problems caused by having harrington rods in my back or the scoliosis I still have a bit of. In fact my doctor said it helped with my labour, I was so lucky. We are all different though and as has been suggested make sure you get yourself a good gynecologist. I too am a grandmother now and have two grand-daughters they are just beautiful. Macky

Kat
15-07-2010, 10:20 AM
Not sure if the information is still needed but thought I'd post anyway for anyone else interested in answers to the same question.

I've had Harrington Rod fusion surgery at 14. After that time I went through 2 pregnancies which were uneventful aside from the Epidural.

Anyone who has Scoliosis should inform their doctor especially prior to an Epidural so that they are aware of the curvature and be prepared to find the right location for inserting the needle. Less attempts equals less painful.

Otherwise my Scoliosis didn't affect my pregnancies at all.

Jen
16-07-2010, 07:31 PM
I think that's a sign that your Harrington Rod surgery was a great success - that you forget they're there and forget you have scoliosis. That's brilliant!

Delicate_Skink
23-04-2012, 01:36 PM
This was my concern, is that i should try and have another baby before having surgery, because with the rods in place it would cause more issues.
My pregnancy with my son (now 2.5yrs) went perfectly. I had no aches or pains or any other issues.
I carried him to term (39+4), had a 5 hour drug free labour & delivery, it only took 3 pushes for him to come out and i had 1 external stitch.
My fear is that i would have pains aches and have to have medical intervention to deliver another if i had my surgery first.

JO MELBOURNE
19-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Does anyone know what happens when you have a decent lordosis??
as the baby would great greater pressure and likely to increase the lordosis - would this impact on pregnancy?

Linwessie
26-10-2012, 01:42 PM
Hi, I have three kiddies. My scoliosis has never given me a days trouble. The first two were born with the epidural, but by the third one's arrival the dr tried 4 times to get the needle in my back and he said in the end he cannot get it in without paralysing me for life so had to go withou that then...and the birth was fine:). By the way, i havent been checked for 22 years so have no idea how 'bad' my back is. I know it looks terrible and might have gotten worse, but have no pain or any other problems from it. 22 years ago the thoracic curve was between 40 and 50 degrees. That's all i can remember. Over the last few years it looks slightly more obvious and i was wondering if it is just because of the extra 10kg i've picked up over the years and more fat on my back?:mad:. I'm 39.

abbi2103
26-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Hi I to have had 3 kids. Age 12, 10 and 3. All pregnancies were great and very short labours, although my 3rd was a c section as he was breach and 8 weeks early. My scoliosis was first noticed at the age of 13 and my degrees were 43 top and the lower was in the 30s. They didnt think that the bracing would help as the curve was too large and surgery at that time was not recommended, so it was just left. Really I have been very lucky as I have not been in any pain with it and it has not really bothered me until a few years ago. In 2006 when I was 30 I had it checked and it had progressed to 50 degrees, although it was a large curve it had only really progressed 7 degrees in the last 17 years.
Since 2006 ive had a few xrays and the radiographers report to the GP said my curve was about 48 dgrees, then in June this year I had another xray saying my curve was 46 degrees. Thinking it was great that my curve had not progressed i still was not happy with how it looked, and was really starting to hate it.
To cut a long story short, finally got around to taking out private insurence and saw a specialist in Brisbane. To my horror my curve is 68 degrees top and 30 some thing bottom, the one I had in June was the same. He told me that quite often the radiographers get it wrong, very wrong with mine. I have been told that surgery is really the only option for me as it will progress from now:sad: I will have to wait until next June as thats is a year from when we got out our insurence. So sorry for going on.
Any info will be great. O in 36 now and live on the Gold coast.

Hazel
04-02-2013, 11:03 AM
Congratulations on pregnancy. In regard to carrying full term I managed to do that both times without trouble (one even decided to stay an extra 3 weeks). But especiallly the second time I had a lot of back and hip pain. Lying down to sleep was worse, so I used a body pillow to take pressure of hips. With knowledge I have now I would have had a more regimented exercise program - which could have helped to reduce the pain and make scoliosis management after pregnancy a lot easier. I recommend contentrating on core strength particularly PF and abs and I would include a lot of swimming. Yoaga for pregnancy would be ideal. Giving birth was easiest leaning forward over bean bag, as it took pressure off back. My doctor did not like idea of using epidural for pain relief. I would also recommend to not carry baby around too much. Hope everything goes well!:)