Why does my butt bone get so sore so quickly when I sit? (I am 9mths pregnant)

Emily - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I do the majority of my college online right now since I am pregnant, and so this requires me to sit on my rear end for several hours at a time... even with pillows below my bum it is an awful pain like in the butt bone, oh i forget the medical name for it.. but it makes it rather dificult to sit and work.. any ideas on why and what i can do to ease this pain...

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Sara - posted on 10/07/2009

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IT COULD BE THE BABYHEAD PUSH ON UR BOTTOM U SAY UR 9 MTHS I WOULD HAVE MY DOCTURE CHECK U OUT BECAUSE THE LOW THE BABY GETS WELL YOU THE THE REST BUT TRY MOVE AROUND BEFORE SITTING AND IF IT STARTED TO HURTED GET UP AND WALK AROUND AND MOVE A BIT IT WORK SOMETIME AND THE DOCTURE'S SAY THAT WALKING CAN HELP OUT SOME PAIN AND ACK'S

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Becky - posted on 10/09/2009

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Two things... First you can purchase a "donut" seat at a good Druggist store. It is made for people who have surgery on their bum or hemroids !:)! But it should really help. Second to get one of those ergonomic (sp) chairs that leans you forward but with support for long periods on the computer...

Emily - posted on 10/07/2009

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so a special cushion will help or a posturenoodle, thanks I will look into those, I have found that changing postion from leaning back against something which is when it hurts the worst, to leaning forward makes the bone stop hurting as much, but that just creates different problems its okay though.. I was just worried I had a pinched nerve or something, this one pregnant lady told me there is a nerve there that I could have been having problems with.

Heather - posted on 10/07/2009

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i dont want to worry you but mine did too and after having my son I had hemorrids. And after my six week check up my doctor called me and told me that I have colon cancer. I am 26 just had my first baby and have cancer.

Pauline - posted on 10/07/2009

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Buy a posturenoodle. This gives support to the back. Its small and easy to carry around. The great thing is that it is also a resonable price as it will be something that you will use for years. It was created by a Sydney chiropracter. Its looks a little bit like the noodles they have in the pool but short and made of a stronger material. You can contact the company who makes them via email: andrew@posturenoodle.com.au

My back played up too when I did my University studies because when your sitting working on your computer like you are doing, it weakens the muscles etc..especially when someone has had child/children so the posturenoodle will make a huge difference now and in your future.

Jodi - posted on 10/07/2009

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Emily, it is the coccyx bone, and there isn't a lot you can do. I have broken mine twice, and the only way I was able to sit during those times was with a cushion I bought with a hole in the middle, which too any pressure away from the bone. I can't recall exactly, but from memory, the cushion was not all that expensive....

Emily - posted on 10/07/2009

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Thats the word! yeah I have been trying the walking around, but sometimes the pain remains even after I have walked it out.

Kristine - posted on 10/07/2009

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hi emily! well actually we're both experiencing that pain.. i asked my Obgyne regarding on that and he said that its normal because the baby is getting big.. he suggest me to sit on a comfy chair, where you could bend your back.. :-) hope this could help you lessen the pain.. for me it works..

Ashley - posted on 10/07/2009

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Walking every 20-30 minutes might ease your pain...I worked at a doctor's office up to having my son and mostly sat, so I know where you are coming from. Sorry to say that I had a lot of aches and pains near the end of my pregnany...

Good luck mama!

Brandy - posted on 10/07/2009

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Lol.. you mean your tailbone. It's just the pressure of that baby on everything else inside of you. The ninth month can be really uncomfortable... what do I mean can be?! lol. You could try a completely different chair and adjust your position as much as possible. Also, make sure you get up to stretch and walk around often. Although I'm sure you are probably getting up to pee every half hour or so by now. Hang in there, your almost done!

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