I'm not pregnant right now, and I'm not trying to conceive but my doctor told me something today that worries me. I want children that has never been something I doubted but I'm now looking at when I decide to have children not being applicable to even have the option of an epidural due to how my spine is bent/where it's bent/has a few vertebrae's fused. I kinda went nuts for a while their worrying but now i'm trying to figure out how the style of parenting I imagined fits into a lifestyle where i'm told not to pick up anything that weighs more than 30 lbs. Can I even babywear at all comfortably with lower back issues.. and on top of that my loose joints and propensity to roll/sprain an ankle is it even going to be an enjoyable pregnancy when I do get pregnant.
I'm looking for advice
Baby wearing did not work for us. There are lost of carriers though that have lots of back support. My super chubbster 19 month old only weighs 27lbs. I wish he would let me hold him more.
Pregnancy weighs about 26lbs so it all depends. I have had epidurals and not epidurals and though nice if there was no potion I would have been ok with it. Pregnancy has lots of aches and pains for everyone. Some people have cirppling hip pain or SPD no one talks about it but its really hard on your body anyway.
But i would get a second opinion about the epidural thing anyway.
As per baby wearing, especially in the earlier months when baby is lighter, I would think you will be less likely to have back pain. Keeping baby high on your body greatly alleviates any discomfort usually.
Regarding epidural, I did not have one. I had no drugs, and I did have a water birth, which I feel really made it easier. Good luck on your journey, I wish you the best.
Edited by Asiago - 7/19/13 at 6:36pm