Scoliosis Spinal Fusion and Pregnancy

Second Trimester – 19 Weeks

New symptoms have been sneaking up and I think it’s important to share with you what’s happening. In this video, I discuss the latest symptoms related to my scoliosis and pregnancy.

 

Please feel free to share if you have any additional symptoms you have experienced with scoliosis spinal fusions and pregnancy.


First Trimester – 12 Weeks

So, it’s official: I have had spinal fusions, twice, and I am now 14 weeks pregnant (I was 12 weeks when I recovered the video). In my search for guidance and answers about what to expect with my condition I came short — there is limited to no information out there for people like me. This video is the beginning of my attempt to document the process and to create a guide in the end to help others and for my own personal future reference.

Please feel free to share any information or inside scoop you may have — anything helps!

9 thoughts on “Scoliosis Spinal Fusion and Pregnancy

  1. Congratulations!! I know what you mean about there being limited information out there. I have always worried about the impact pregnancy would have on my spine (I too have had the fusion surgery 6 years ago). I will be following your story with interest 🙂 x

    1. Having spinal fusion completely changes how your body moves and reacts and so does pregnancy. I wish there was more information out there, especially because I feel like there’s a good number of people who have scoliosis or who have had spinal fusion. I’m going to post a new video in the coming weeks, but feel free to ask anything if you have any questions.

  2. Congratulations!! Prayers on your newly embarked journey..FYI, my mother was 19 when she became pregnant with me..She is a Scoliosis Survivor from the 70’s..Harrington Rod, 4 feet 6 inches tall and about 85 pounds back then..But she did it, I was born healthy and she again delivered a baby boy in 1981..Remember “all things are possible with God!”

    1. Oh, that’s such great news! How’s your mama doing now? I’m praying that everything goes well for me as well. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the very nice comment.

  3. CONFIA Y PON TODO EN LAS MANOS DE DIOS , SIGUE LAS INDICACIONES DEL MEDICO Y SE FELIZ , DISFRUTA CADA MINUTO Y CADA MOVIMIENTO DE TU BEBE , ESO NUNCA LO OLVIDARAS , CUIDATE CON LA COMIDA PARA QUE NO SUBAS DEMASIADO DE PESO , TQM BENDICIONES

    1. Gracias, Marleny! No estoy preocupada. Creo que dios nos da lo que podemos manejar. Los videos son informativos porque no ahí mucho información en el internet. Gracias por todo tu apoyo. Besitos xoxo

  4. Congrats! I will definitely be following your story. I had a spinal fusion 10 years ago and all I was told at the time was not to get an epidural where my spine is fused.
    Have you asked a dr what to expect or do anything special. I’m looking to have kids in the next couple of years and definitely a little worried! Where are you fused from?

    1. Ive had different doctors tell me different things. My surgeon said that it would be not problem to get an epidural, but I have to bring my X-rays with me. But, Ive had other doctors tell me that it’s not possible to have an epidural; so we’ll see. I’m going to try to do this naturally. I hope that I can manage it. I am fused from T1 to L4 and I had two surgeries one in 1999 and another one in 2005. Where are you fused?

      1. The information out there is so contradictory and confusing!

        Oh wow, two surgeries is impressive.
        I’m fused from t3-l3 and was lucky to get away with posterior fusion only. Definitely would not want to go through it again! Best of luck with everything!

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