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Ever heard of breaking your tail bone during birth?

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Asked by Mom2Chase429 at 2:47 PM on May. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • if baby comes face down, instead of face up it can cuase some problems for you and baby.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • I have heard of it...luckily, my tailbone was bent and a major source of pain until childbirth. i think he might have been facing up and "fixed" mine. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:52 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • My friends when she had her baby

    Answer by Soniam301 at 3:05 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • I've heard of it happening before, but I've heard that it's not that common.

    Answer by Crystal2509 at 3:13 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • I have done lots and lots of research on childbirth and have not heard of this. It must be in extremely rare cases.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • Yep, my mom's dr broke hers pulling me out with forceps.

    It happens almost always in cases where the mom is pushing in a physiologically inappropriate position - either lying with legs up or reclining back with legs up - any position with her weight on her tailbone. Pretty much the standard "birthing position" drs and some midwives think you have to be in to push, sadly - it doesn't make any sense with our pelvis and also increases chance of tearing.

    I have never heard of it happening in any other birthing position (squatting, standing, all-fours, side-lying) even if the baby is sunny-side up or breech.

    Answer by Collinsky at 3:33 PM on May. 12, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • it actually happened to me, i didn't "break" my tailbone, but something is def. wrong. it pops in and out everytime i move and hurts like h***, justhad my 5 week post partum visit and my dr. is very concerned that the pain isn't getting better. I had back surgery in 06 so pushing might have messed that up. my husband heard a pop during pushing too. not much you can do about a tailbone, sitting on a donut, tyelonal and heat/ice. man i hope it gets better soon, it hurts soo bad. well long story short to answer your ? my dr. said its rare, she sees it maybe once every four years she says.

    Answer by clransom at 4:18 PM on May. 12, 2009

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