Childbirth after coccygectomy

Bettina - robmar@saltspring.com

Almost three years ago I broke my tailbone delivering my son. I had a coccygectomy in May 2000 which has slowly brought me some relief although I still have some pain.

I am now seven months pregnant and am terrified to give birth again. I have not found anyone who has had a coccygectomy and then given birth vaginally. I am more interested in a ceserean section but have been told that my situation does not warrant it although the care givers that are telling me this have never delivered a baby to a woman without a coccyx nor do they know of anyone that has. I cannot bear the thought of going through the pain I had after my son was born again and I'm also worried about nerve damage.

I would love to hear from other women who have either successfully given birth vaginally post coccygectomy or have had a ceserean and if they had a ceserean what were their doctors reasons for suggesting it. I'm quickly running out of time and can't seem to get answers from any doctors in my area. HELP!!

Bettina

Updated 2002-04-07

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