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10-11-2006, 12:20 PM
The reason I have not been on the board much lately is that I'M PREGNANT!!!! :D

16 months after my surgery, we decided it was time to add a little one to our family! This will be our first baby and so far things are going really well. I've had some achiness in my back, but I attribute some of that to a lack of exercising these past couple of months. I'll be contacting my PT to work on some exercises that are healthy for both me and my baby since the exercises I currently do are not good for the baby (they involve tightening my abs and lifting weights at the same time). I'm due in May of '07 and will post here periodically for those interested in how this surgery affects pregnancy, if at all. I've been in contact with my surgeon and he assures me that I should carry and deliver just like any other pregnant woman and that due to the location of my fusion, I will still be a candidate for an epidural...thank goodness for that!

I just had to share the great news with all of you since we've all been through so much together in the past 2 years that I've been here....

10-11-2006, 12:41 PM
Congratulations Heidi. Best of luck for an easy delivery and a healthy baby.


10-11-2006, 12:59 PM
Congrats Heidi!! Best of luck and keep us posted! :p

10-11-2006, 01:49 PM
So happy for you that the long awaited family is now on the way! I so enjoy reading about your scoliosis journey on this forum and your input to the posters.

Best wishes for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

age 47
posterior surgery 7/24/06
for S curve T70,L76
30 degrees correction

10-11-2006, 02:16 PM
Oh wonderful!!! Congrats Heidi... there is nothing more precious than bringing a new life into the world!! Best of luck to you and your baby... Please keep us posted along the way... ((((hugs))))) JoAnn

10-11-2006, 05:46 PM
How exciting Heidi!! And it is nice to know you can have the epidural!!! Keep us posted...............Ly

10-11-2006, 07:39 PM
Congratulations Heidi...what wonderful news! :)

10-11-2006, 09:07 PM
How wonderful! Please do keep us updated on how your pregnancy is going post-op! Wishing you and your family the best.

10-11-2006, 09:59 PM
Congratulations and best wishes Heidi!!!!

10-12-2006, 01:18 AM
Hi Heidi,

Congratulations from me too!!! :) It's so great to hear that you have been blessed with a new life in more than one way!!! Keep us informed!!!


10-12-2006, 06:42 AM
Wow!! Congratulations!!

10-12-2006, 09:22 AM
Thank you for your wonderful wishes everyone! This is a very exciting time for my husband and I and our families.

A big deciding factor for me regarding my surgery was whether or not I would be able to have a normal & healthy pregnancy and delivery following surgery. Unfortunately, there weren't many people for me to turn to at the time I was deciding, so it was a leap of faith and I had only the assurance of my surgeon to go on at the time. That's why I'd like to keep everyone here posted on how the pregnancy is going, so that others who might be deciding on surgery and thinking about becoming pregnant after the surgery can come here and learn from my experience.

10-13-2006, 06:47 PM
Congratulations Heidi. I wish you all the best.

10-15-2006, 08:00 PM
Heidi! That's wonderful news!!! And the fact that you still have the option to have an epidural is such a plus. I was unable to have an epidural because I am fused in the lumbar section. It all worked out in the end. Let me know if you have any questions during your pregnancy. Once in a while I had some back pain, but nothing unusual.
Congrats again and keep us all posted!!!

10-16-2006, 10:07 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Heidi!! That's great!

10-16-2006, 01:02 PM
I am so excited for you! Children are truly a blessing!! Congrats again! :)

10-17-2006, 02:01 PM
Congratulations, I wish you all the best and health for you and the baby, Heidi. You have been through a lot these past few years and deserve happiness and this is really a new start, especially since you have a new, stronger back :)

Don't forget if you have time to share some of the details of your pregnancy, if you don't mind I love reading about everyone's journey and it can certainly help others.

Take it easy ;)

10-17-2006, 06:19 PM
What wonderful news and I'm very curious to know how a fused spine holds up. The dr. suggested I wait one year post - op before "trying" Unfortunately I won't be able to have an epidural :eek:
Best of luck!!