After the birth of my 2nd child I had extreme back pain that felt like a throb/tearing. I was 25 at time of dissection. I also have Marfan syndrome which is said to be the cause along with labor. I was told that ppl who have Marfan syndrome have a 1 and 4 chance of having a dissection happen. I am being watched and medicated with blood pressure pills to keep it low. I am now 28 and take every day as s blessing from God. It's been 3years and 4 months and I can say I exercise and take care of two girls and I feel amazing but it's always in the back of my mind. Thanks for sharing your stories it helps.