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I'm 27 weeks pregnant and I was recently diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and thoracolumbar scoliosis. Both in mild conditions, I just need your advise whether to choose vaginal delivery or C-section?

By September 3, 2013 - 6:49pm
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I have frequent episodes of low back pain that are quite intolerable. Pain also worsens at night especially when turning side to side, I can barely get up without help.

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Hi stronger,

It's important to discuss with your OBGYN on your conditions and the risk of delivering your baby natural or through a C-section.  If you are feeling any pressure or pain, he might suggest having a C-Section to avoid any more injuries to the spine.  But only your doctor can decide which would be best for you. 



September 4, 2013 - 3:43am
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Hi Daisy,

Thanks for your response. I'll be getting my Obstetrician's advise next week. Hoping for the best here.


September 4, 2013 - 3:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to stronger_2013)

Dear stronger_2013,
I hope this finds you well and most likely a new mom by now! I know this post is older but I have been doing a search on spondylosis and pregnancy and being a mom and wanted to see how it is going for you? I too have recently been diagnosed and devastated about it. I have so much pain and although they say it is "mild" it affects my day and don't know how it will be in delivery and then carrying for a child. So worried. Any thoughts. Sorry to bother....

September 23, 2014 - 7:20am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

hi jes, i'm great and so my baby is. i had normal delivery as my gynae assured me that there is no harm in doing normal deliveries for women with mild spondylosis. wishing you the same!

September 25, 2014 - 2:49am
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