Ow my bum

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Ow my bum

Postby oriel » 22 Jul 2013, 17:06

I haven't sat on my arse so much for months. My coccyx is not happy. Any tips?
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Re: Ow my bum

Postby Rahgamuffin » 22 Jul 2013, 17:09

Sidelying? Bit hot in this weather!

Do you have a bf pillow? They are great to sit on - put the gap where your coccyx is.
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Re: Ow my bum

Postby Lily » 22 Jul 2013, 17:10

Oh God I remember that feeling! I found it was best to either recline on cushions, or sit cross-legged - but it was still bloody painful. Sorry.
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Re: Ow my bum

Postby welovepresents » 22 Jul 2013, 21:38

I had this first week or two of ds , there was one really bad day. But now you mention it its gone - and I think did after first few weeks. Perhaps it all hardens up. Hope it gets better x
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Re: Ow my bum

Postby Mummyto1 » 22 Jul 2013, 23:05

I found sitting on a breastfeeding cushion helped - one of the u shaped ones with the gap at the back if the chair so my coccyx was in the gap.
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Re: Ow my bum

Postby Brigitte » 23 Jul 2013, 06:12

Yep, a u-shaped cushion is where it's at!

You can roll up a towel and then bend it into a U-shape, or a pretzel shape, or really any shape where you can rest your butt and thighs on it and leave a gap where your tailbone is.

I splurged and bought a special cushion with a little cutout for your tailbone, and I loved it.
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Re: Ow my bum

Postby Jelly Belly » 29 Jul 2013, 11:29

Oh my, I remember that - which must mean it stops fairly soon. Sitting sideways on the two seater sofa so my feet were braced against the armrest helped.
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Re: Ow my bum

Postby oriel » 29 Jul 2013, 12:18

Yes, it's already much better. I built myself a nest in the corner of the sofa with a cushion folded up underneath so my tailbone was poking out, and that really helped. Now the little one is a few days older I'm finding I'm sitting upright more so it's less of a problem. Thanks for your suggestions!
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