Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Pregnancy Symptom?

Thank you all so much for your sweet and encouraging words in my last post.  This has definitely been a difficult journey. It is so much easier to endure when I have a place to go to and vent where I can also receive such encouragement!

Ok, Moms-to-be and Moms! QUESTION of the week! My growing belly is certainly expanding, and I can definitely tell a difference in my bones shifting to prepare for labor in 18 (AHHH!) weeks.  BUT...

Is your tailbone supposed to hurt?!

Haha, I seriously feel like I've fallen and broken my butt!  I can't remember falling or doing anything that would cause that type of pain, but geeze! It hurts! I feel like I need to find a "Mommy-to-be butt donut or something." Tell me, is this normal?!



Erika and Jason said...

I have that too! Mine is more to the left of the tailbone area but still in that general area. My doctor told me on Monday it's sciatica:-(

I sit a lot for work so she suggested I stand and walk every 10 minutes per hour. With mine I can't stand, walk, sit or really do anything for long periods of time or else it starts to hurt. Tylenol didn't help but a heating pad did a little bit.

My leg isn't numb so I didn't think it was sciatica, but when I described all my symptoms that's what the doctor said. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Yep! I had the same problem. I ended up going you the chiropractor. It made a world of difference.

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

I haven't had any issues with my tailbone (my problem has been sciatic pain) but my friend has! She sits on a little donut pillow. You can also buy a wedge pillow with a hole in the top to relieve the pressure from your tailbone when you sit. I used to have one and I swear--it CURED me when I WAS having tailbone issues years ago.

It looked like this: (the picture on the front page)

Terri-Kay and Brinley said...

It is the sciatic nerve. Mine got so bad I could barely walk- which I was dumb & tried moving furniture when I was 7 months pregnant. Even early on in my pregnancy it would hurt. The baby is pressing on all your nerves to the back of your body & that's what causes it!

Ashley Belle said...

It can be perfectly normal...esp if the baby is sitting low! Lena was always really really low and I remember after she dropped I could never get comfortable (and I walked like a had a corn cob up my...well you know)! Chances are you just have a healthy growing babe that's putting pressure in places you never thought could hurt! LoL, but talk to your Dr. also, never feel like you can't call, even for the smallest of things!

Annie said...

totally normal :) i think i read about it in my 27-28 week update.
i have this pain as well although it's not an every day pain. just depends on how baby is positioned.
i hope you are having a good week hun! :)

Brittney said...

I don't remember having that problem, but it sounds really uncomfortable! Hopefully it won't last the rest of your preg!