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Old 23-04-2012, 12:36 PM
Delicate_Skink Delicate_Skink is offline
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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.
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Old 19-09-2012, 07:43 PM
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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?
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Old 26-10-2012, 12:42 PM
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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?. I'm 39.
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Old 26-10-2012, 06:18 PM
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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 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.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:03 AM
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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!
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