• 4 months ago

    RE: Is it safe to get pregnant with osteoporosis?

    Hello, I am a 22 year old female with the same condition and a T-score of -3.3. I was diagnosed back in February of 2018 and I have had the same question ever since, however none of the doctors I've been to seem to know. If you happen to come across the answer, I would also like to know.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Is it safe to get pregnant with osteoporosis?

    At 29, you'd look at z-scores, not T-scores, but with your numbers, the Z-score won't be much better. Why did you have a bone density test? Diagnosing someone your age is tricky because true bone loss would most likely be due to an underlying condition. Ex: ulcerative colitis or some other inflammatory illness that necessitated long term prednisone treatment. Most people your age test low because they haven't formed all the bone they'll eventually have.

    As for pregnancy....No way will I say yes or no. I will say that if you truly have weak and porous bones, being pregnant AND raising a child will greatly increase your risk of having a life altering fracture. Also osteoporosis medications are not recommended for women considering pregnancy. No data that I'm aware of, is known for birth defects.

    All in all, I'd say talk to an osteoporosis expert about this, verify that you truly have osteoporosis (although that diagnosis isn't given to women who haven't gone through menopause) and, if it's so, consider another route to having children.

    If you do have children, I'd strongly suggest that you have some physical therapy for balance and ADL's (activities of daily living.) You'll need to know what movements to avoid and to do. For instance - even now - NEVER bend forward at the waist or side to side twisting of the spine. If you pick up anything more than 10 lbs, hold it close to your chest. Wear a backup instead of carrying a purse - this naturally aligns the spine and leaves the hands free to break a fall and hopefully avoid breaking a hip.

    Go to the NOF website - national osteoporosis foundation -, for a lot of good information.

    I hope what little I've relayed to you is helpful.