Hello, I'm 27 and was recently told by a doctor that it would probably be best if I didn't have children. I have scoliosis, at age 12 they put me in a cast for a year and it made my curviture worse. At age 15, I had a curve of 47 degrees and had corrective surgery using the Harrington Rods. I still have pain, especially when I lift, push, or pull more weight than I'm supposed to. I have more pain if I sit or lay down too long. I've had times when I'm sitting for long spells and once I start to stand up...I literally get stuck. Its like my back siezes or catches in some way. When that happens my husband helps me lay on the hardwood floor until I'm able to more again. I've just received the results from my latest bone density scan and I'm still losing density, not in large numbers, but my doctor was still concerned since I'm 27, I'm still young. With all of this said I've never had any regrets on having the surgery. I had more pain and problems before than I do now. But I've always wanted to have children. I want to carry my own baby and have that bond that develops while still in the womb. I work at Vanderbilt Children's Hosptial in the NICU and have seen all kinds of complications with child birth. I've had several people give me their opinions and judgements. I would like to get as factual of an answer to my question as possible. I'm choosing this route because on here, I'm not known personally. I won't get answers based on biased feelings and opinions because I'm liked and people don't won't to hurt my feelings or scare me. I plan on speaking with a specialist ob/gyn before getting pregnant, I just want to do my research first. I don't like going into situations blindly. If you have any information or facts, that can only help me. I'm not scared of the risk. I plan on having my baby, but I would like to know, plan, and prepare as much as possible. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Amanda Truet.
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