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If I sit down for too long my backside/coccyx area starts to really ache...

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notnowbernard Wed 01-Jun-11 17:14:22

... in a way very reminiscent of late pregnancy

My back hurt like a bugger when I was pg with DC3

He was back-to-back for a lot of labour and the pain was all in my back

Could this be related? Or is it nature's way of telling me to stop being a lazy-arse

Can you do yourself damage in childbirth in this way?

It's not mega-bad but noticeable lately and is starting to get uncomfortable

pippop1 Thu 02-Jun-11 12:24:38

Hi notnowbernard,

I had exactly the same. Also backache in preg and back to back labour with both DCs. It still hurts if I sit for, say, 20 mins, on a hard wooden chair and I have to shift positions frequently. If the chair is padded it's much better but still hurts after about an hour and always when I get up from a chair. Office chairs are the best for me.

I was told by a consultant ortho that I had had a broken cocxyx and that it had healed badly. Only way to sort it out properly was an op and I wasn't willing. Now for the bad bit. My youngest DC is 19.

It's annoying but you get used to it.

RamblingRosa Thu 02-Jun-11 12:26:11

I'm the same and I also had a back-to-back labour but it had never occurred to me that there was a link TBH. You've got me wondering now.

PuppyMonkey Thu 02-Jun-11 12:28:14

I got it during and after last pregnancy, then it just randomly went away one day and has never come back - so maybe there's hope! smile

pippop1 Thu 02-Jun-11 16:47:55

I'm not optimistic after 19 years! Restaurant owners take note, I only go to those with comfy chairs.

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