+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default C-section or natural delivery after broken tailbone

    Hello ladies,


    I am new to this site and would love some help or advice on my current situation. I am 21 weeks pregnant with baby no 2. My son was born 4 years ago and it was quite traumatic as he was born posteria and broke my tail bone. The recovery was horric and took months and it never actually got back to "normal". So today I squatted down to pick something up and my tailbone has cracked again and I am in so much pain. It has brought back memories of after having my son and I am thinking if it can crack so easily then would it be better to have a c-section? I have gone from public hospital to private in case I chose to have a Ceaser. Has anyone else been in this situation? Please help!!
    Thanks lots
    kate

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    530
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked
    220
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have not had any personal experience with this, but i have read that it can break again and i have read that it is hard to recover from. You need to decide what you feel is best for you. Your piece of mind means just as much. Of course c-sec is a major surgery but if it is what you will feel more comfortable with then go that way. I have had 4 c-sec (not by choice) but they are not as bad as made out to be.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks for the quick reply. I was heading towards natural again but after re cracking it today and so easily it has scared me. Now have to take panadine forte to control the pain which I don't like doing when pregnant but it's really my only option. I am hearing more and more that C-sections are not the worst thing in the world. And I want to be able to at least sit down after having baby number 2, cause I couldn't do this with my first for at least a few months. Thanks again x
    Last edited by Katehutch; 02-09-2013 at 19:58. Reason: Spelling

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South East QLD
    Posts
    4,034
    Thanks
    3,349
    Thanked
    1,623
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Have you had a look at the c-sec section of the forum? There are heaps of positive stories.

    No matter which way you go I wish you all the best

    Sent from my GT-I9100T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to dancingchipmunk For This Useful Post:

    Katehutch  (02-09-2013)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Will do that now and have a look! Might make me feel a bit better about it. Thanks lots

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Katehutch For This Useful Post:

    dancingchipmunk  (02-09-2013)

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    268
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    55
    Reviews
    0
    I have had 2 c-sections 14 months apart. Recovery was fine and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It is very relaxed and planned, of course you will be sore afterwards (not as sore as you were with your tail bone). If you are sensible and just do what you feel you can recovery is ok. After 6 weeks I wouldn't have even known I had surgery. DD couldn't walk when I has DS and I was still able to lift her onto the change table and carry her for a short time.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Cleo77 For This Useful Post:

    Katehutch  (02-09-2013)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,061
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked
    156
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi there I had a very similar story, horrific VB with fractured tailbone, then 2 csections...the csections were easy to recover from in comparison! Good luck xx

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    2 fractured tailbones! You poor thing! I couldn't handle 1! I have spoken to my ob and he was keen to try natural again because my labour was easy but the birth was horrific. Think I may need to have another chat to him after cracking it so easy today. X

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    371
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked
    56
    Reviews
    0
    I've had one c-section so far due to my back (I'm high risk of causing more damage -worst case scenario paralysis- if I attempt a VB). It was nowhere near as bad as what I was expecting and recovery was relatively quick. I was also on Panadene Forte throughout my pregnancy with DS with no ill effects.

    I recovered a lot faster from my c-section than I did from my 3 spinal surgeries (all were keyhole and not deemed major like a c-section is).

    Have you seen a orthopaedic specialist at all? It may help you decide as they'll be able to give you a lot more specialised information on your tailbone and may recommend a c-section or a plan if you do want to have a VB.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19-08-2013, 11:50
  2. Ouch!! Why does my tailbone keep hurting me???
    By BrinnZiggy in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-12-2012, 20:44
  3. Natural birth with fractured tailbone OR elective c section??
    By mum2bee in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-11-2012, 17:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
The MAMA Centre
Pregnancy, birth & beyond care with your very own midwife. Home & hospital birth support, VBACs, antenatal & postnatal care by medicare eligible midwives & holistic health practitioners. Massage, chiro, naturopathy, yoga, counselling & beauty therapy
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!