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Second baby after coccyx 'trouble' from first birth- any stories??

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wook Sun 07-Jun-09 13:12:56

Hi didn't want to freak anyone out who is going into labour soon so a bit vague in title- has anyone out there broken/snapped/fractured their coccyx in first labour, then gone on to have another baby? I am just wondering if it will happen again as it is in the back of my mind and I don't want to be scared to push or anything this time around. It's been a few years and all healed up but I still can't sit comfortably through a film and remember how painful it was for the first few months after the birth, plus of course the not so pleasant 'procedure' to put things right!!! Any success stories? Am I worrying unnecessarily?

kitkatqueen Sun 07-Jun-09 13:31:12

Hiya, I broke my tailbone when I was a child, I didn't realise it would be a problem until antenatal classes when pregs with dd1. To be honest I didn't really notice it snapping when I gave birth (epidural) a few days later it was still sticking out backwards and I sat down and CRRACK!! Yes it was horrible and hurt for quite a while, but I'm now on pregnancy no4. Its done it each time. I have no problems with it inbetween tho. just at delivery time. I was told I could have it removed, I was told at the time when I broke it they would normally take it out , but it was in a lot of pieces and they would prefer it to heal together and if it was stil a problem then they would take it out.

I don't think you should still be having problems - what procedure to put it right btw???

SoupDragon Sun 07-Jun-09 13:36:00

I injured my coccyx pre children by sitting down hard on a bed frame when I missed the mattress. For years I couldn't sit comfortably for any length of time. Then I had DS1 and the birth process cured the pain!

It was only when talking to an osteopath last year that I found out the birth process is rather similar to a procedure used to fix a coccyx!

wook Sun 07-Jun-09 19:53:40

Thanks for replying- I did think it would probably go again, especially with another whopper baby! I just worry that I'll have a sort of psychological block when it comes to pushing, cause I'll be waiting for that cracking sound again!!
As for the procedure, it involved a latex glove and I don't want to think about the rest lol!!

kitkatqueen Sun 07-Jun-09 21:23:04

wook, I do understand your reservations but!!! When the time comes to push you will want to very, very much Believe me last time I had a 9lber and the midwife wouldn't let me push because he was coming out nicely without and told me off each time I did a micropush!!! I wanted to push so much!!

You'll be fine..

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