Thank you for posting your query.
I accept that pregnancy
and child birth can put extra strain on the spine, especially lumbar spine
(lower back). However, the chance of you getting a prolapse of discs leading to nerve
compression is very low.
This is because pregnancy is a normal physiological process and normal delivery does not pose any serious adverse effect on the spine.
It is important to follow the back exercises after delivery, as suggested by your doctor.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist