According to most medical researchers conducted on women with scoliosis, the effect on their pregnancy conditions seems to be relatively insignificant.
The risks of pregnancy increase the spinal cord curvature were also significant in the lower order.
Exception cases were observed wherein women were apparently going through their 3rd or 4th childbearing.
Only among them, the curvature was found to increase by 50 and 100.
The included criteria were:
- Treatment of scoliosis through nonsurgical methods.
- Women with scoliosis who had undergone more than 3 pregnancies.
- Women with scoliosis who were in their 1st or 2nd pregnancy.
Clinical Studies on patients with scoliosis and pregnancy
The clinical studies which were conducted on a group of expecting mothers revealed certain interesting facts like
The changes in the posture, which took place during the growth of pregnancy, were found to be in a natural manner. They helped them in taking a straight position.
Most of the weight was concentrated in the abdominal region. The weight then spread along its width area.
When women who were into their 12th week of pregnancy were subject to scanning, it was found that
- The expanding uterus moved out of the pelvis region and grew towards sideways, superior and forward directions.
- The position of lumbar lordosis was observed to remain more or less undisturbed.
The only observed fact was that Normal delivery may not be possible in some advanced scoliosis cases, where cesarean delivery was recommended.
In some cesarean delivery cases, the women were also made to undergo surgical methods to cure their scoliosis problem.
Clinical Studies on patients who had a pregnancy after scoliosis therapy
In another case, the patients who became pregnant after undergoing therapy for scoliosis were subject to clinical analysis.
For this purpose, a group of 20 female patients was selected. Around 35 – 40% of them had developed back pain during their pregnancy period.
70% of the tested patients reported back pain even after childbirth.
They had to undergo physical therapy again.
This was conducted to solve the problem of lower back pain.
Types of scoliosis and their effects on pregnancy
Among the various scoliosis types, only the kyphosis scoliosis seemed to have major negative effects on women’s health during pregnancy.
Even in such cases, their ability to conceive normally and deliver the baby normally through the vaginal canal seemed to have no major side effects.
This was after they were given proper medication to overcome their health problems.
The studies conducted in all the cases mentioned above (only) have revealed that scoliosis may not have any significant negative impact on pregnancy and childbirth, except for a few rare cases.