Worried about your pregnancy and how it will change your health? Research shows that many women who have scoliosis tend to worry about pregnancy even more than normal mothers.
In case you don’t know what Scoliosis refers to, it is a condition that is characterized by displacement of the spinal cord, leading to pain and discomfort during birth. If you have this condition, you need to understand its implications in detail so you can plan your pregnancy accordingly.
It’s important to know that even if you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis, you can carry on your pregnancy without many problems, provided you seek the necessary health check in advance. Many research studies have shown that women with this disorder can not only get pregnant but also keep on the pregnancy without many hiccups.
How Scoliosis Affects Pregnancy
If you’ve been diagnosed with scoliosis, apparently you will be worried about the outcome of your pregnancy. While Scoliosis is not a serious condition, you should pay a visit to your doctor when planning to conceive.
In the past, doctors helped women with scoliosis to deliver using C-section technique. But today, C-section is not necessary because research has since shown that the condition alone may not warrant an optional caesarean delivery.
However, If you have any other underlying condition that may complicate vaginal delivery, your doctor may have to employ the C-section technique. Even so, standard or vaginal delivery is worth trying if you have no other underlying health problem.
Scoliosis may also affect your pregnancy if you are planning an epidural during labor. In fact, the problem can even be more severe if you have had a spinal fusion in the past. You should remember to talk to your physician about any procedure you may have had in the past.
As said earlier, it’s normal for women with scoliosis to express fear especially during pregnancy; however, if you’re suffering from severe scoliosis and you have used orthotic treatment before, there is a higher likelihood that you may have a greater curve progression than other women who have never been pregnant. It’s important that you visit your doctor before conceiving.
Here are some of the symptoms you are likely to experience if you have moderate to severe Scoliosis;
- Breathing difficulties
- Movement difficulties
- Surgery delay
- Back pain
Hope by now you have a vivid understanding of scoliosis pregnancy complications and what to do if you are suffering from the condition.