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    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!!
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    kate

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    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.

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    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
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    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

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    Will do that now and have a look! Might make me feel a bit better about it. Thanks lots

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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.


 

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