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October 8th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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I have a question for you ladies that may be somewhat off topic, but I thought I may be able to get some great advice or information here.

I gave birth naturally about 19 months ago (vbac) to my little girl Ruby. She was only 7lbs 3oz, but I am very small framed. I had a tough recovery after her birth - 2nd degree tearing (which I suspect was actually 3rd, but that's beside the point), sciatica and spd to get through and so forth.

However, after her birth I would get recurring pains in my tailbone - sharp, stabbing type pains, often after I got up from sitting down, or if I sat in certain positions. This came and went up until about 2 weeks ago. Now it won't seem to go away, it has woken me up at night, I get stabbing pains often when I walk. Now, I am back at work part-time, in an office where I sit allllll day when I'm here, so I'm sure it has to do with that.

This is really painful, and what I'm wondering is, is this something lingering from childbirth (my suspicion is yes), and what can I do about it? Does anyone have any experience or information on this? Thanks so much for your advice, I need it!
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October 8th, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Broken tailbone?? I have no idea! Hopefully someone else has better advice!
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October 8th, 2010, 03:30 PM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
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I would see a chiropractor about that. I had some major tailbone bruising after my second daughter was born in June, I have no issues now though. OUCH! No fun, I can relate.
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October 8th, 2010, 03:45 PM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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Sounds like you could have broken your tailbone. I would talk to your dr.
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October 8th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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I forgot to say the reason I feel better now is because I see a Chiropractor
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October 11th, 2010, 08:56 AM
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Were you laying on your back for the delivery? My guess is the tearing and tailbone injury occurred from being on your back (your pelvis closes off up to 30% more than when upright and your tailbone can't move out of the way as it's designed to). As for a remedy, I'd definitely talk to a chiropractor and see if they can help.
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October 11th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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Thanks so much everyone. Jennifer - I pushed for almost 3 hours, in every position imagineable lol. I ended up delivering on my back, but only pushed that way for maybe a half hour or so. I am going to look into a chiropractor and see what they think, thanks everyone for your insight!
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October 11th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Just wanted to say OUCH!!! I hope the chiropractor can help you out! I LOVE my chiropractor!
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