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What are the pregnancy risks in a woman with spondylolisthesis?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Low

Although spondylolisthesis was first discovered by an obstetrician and thought to interfere with pregnancy and delivery, it rarely prevents a woman from bearing and delivering a child.
Back and leg pain during pregnancy are common, and may not be due to the spondylolisthesis.

In brief: Low

Although spondylolisthesis was first discovered by an obstetrician and thought to interfere with pregnancy and delivery, it rarely prevents a woman from bearing and delivering a child.
Back and leg pain during pregnancy are common, and may not be due to the spondylolisthesis.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Patrick Roth
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Increased symptoms

Spondylolisthesis is a very common condition.
Women carry pregnancies with this condition and often are unaware that they even have the condition. Because the condition often suggests an underlying instability between the subluxed vertebral bodies, the pregnant patient is more susceptible to back and leg pain. This can be mitigated by back strengthening and lying down when the pain is most severe.

In brief: Increased symptoms

Spondylolisthesis is a very common condition.
Women carry pregnancies with this condition and often are unaware that they even have the condition. Because the condition often suggests an underlying instability between the subluxed vertebral bodies, the pregnant patient is more susceptible to back and leg pain. This can be mitigated by back strengthening and lying down when the pain is most severe.
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