I am 30 weeks pregnant and do have GD, it's controlled. I also have disk degeneration. After having my first DD1 2 years ago, I herniated 2 disks in my lower back (L5S1) and had to have emergency surgery. I couldn't lift my daughter or carry her for 8 weeks! This time around, I'm already having a lot of pain and I'm worried I will re-herniate my disks. My OB is worried too and I'm seeing my surgeon Tuesday...I am having a scheduled c-section this time Jan 7 but I'm really worried that I won't make it that long with the amount of pain I'm already having. I can not have another surgery. It would be a disk fusion this time. Anyone been through pregnancy with severe back problems? Or have any words of comfort or advice? My epidural didn't take during my vaginal delivery with DD1 and I'm worried the spinal won't take bc and that they will have to put me under. I'm a nervous mama in pain!