Spinal fusion L5/S1 for Grade III Spondy and Pregnant
I had a spinal fusion at S1/L5 in January of this year to stabilize my high grade 3 spondylolisthesis. I found out in June that I was pregnant. So far, I have not noticed too much in the way of extra pain. However, I am concerned about labor and delivery with 4 rods and 8 screws in the lower part of my spine. I have asked my doctors and the only response I get is that we will try for regular delivery and see what happens. I have this gut feeling that I will end up with a c-section because of how severe my mother's back labor was with me and due to the fact that my spine still is not correctly aligned (just locked in place without nerve compression anymore). If that's the case, I want to know now.
I'm not opposed to trying labor and vaginal delivery, but my back is seriously concerning me. Maybe if I had completely recovered before getting pregnant, but I'm not even a year post-op. Has anyone experienced this or something similar?
Thanks for any advice you can offer!