Pregnancy & coccyx pain

Marie -

Original posting, 2002-05-26:

I have suffered with coccydynia since March of 2000. I have a 3 year old daughter and my husband & I would like to have another. I am terrified of getting pregnant though. I was wondering if anyone that has become pregnant while suffering with coccyx pain can tell me their story. My OB/GYN said that he would not let me have the baby vaginally and would do a c-section. He has also told me that he doesn't know how painful the pregnancy would be for me, but that if I was in severe pain at 36 weeks he would do an ultrasound to see how the baby is doing, if the baby seems fine he would take it early. He seems to want to help make a second pregnancy as comfortable as possible for me, but I'm still afraid.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how the "9 months" of being pregnant and carrying the extra weight affected your tailbone pain. And also how you felt after having the baby, were you in more pain than before the pregnancy or little to no change?

Update, 2003-04-06:

I wrote awhile back wanting to know if anyone could tell me their experience of being pregnant with tailbone pain and how they did afterwards.

Several ladies did write to me while they were pregnant and said that they did have some pain. I was wondering how the whole pregnancy went and if they were in a severe amount of pain afterwards and if the pain did subside eventually. I would also like to know if you had a c-section or vaginal birth.

I'm still debating on whether or not to have another child (dd is 4 now), but I'm so afraid that I will end up with severe pain again. I have been improving for about 1 year now and do not want to start over!!!!

Any info would be greatly appreciated!!! I would love a new baby, but I'm still so afraid!!!

Thanks for listening!

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