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Posted by: Carry | 2009/02/24

Extra vertebrae

I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and recently I' ve been experiencing severe lower back pain. A few years ago I found out that I was born with an extra vertebrae. I am worried now that this ' condition'  could affect the pregnancy. Could this lead to any problems? Will I be able to give normal birth?

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It will not affect the pregnancy though you may have more backache than other women. If the extra vertebrae are low down near the pelvis, you may need X-rays to check the size and shape of your pelvis to see whether you can give birth normally.

Best wishes

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