Fractured coccyx during childbirth

Deidre -

It's really encouraging to see I'm not alone! I fractured my tailbone during a relatively short 'normal' birth. We all heard the CRACK and once I was moved I was in severe pain, which the doctors and nurses brushed off and told me to get up and around - it was impossible. I needed assistance to get up as I was in so much pain.

A word of encouragement for woman with similar experience and wanting more children - I had two more children and experienced minor pain after the second and almost none after the third!!

This happened ten years ago and I still suffer if I have to sit for long periods or on hard surfaces - but certainly not to the same degree as when it first happened.

Thank you for sharing your experiences

Deidre - New Zealand

Updated 2001-11-18

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