I'm a doula and have a client who broke her tailbone a year or two ago. She has a friend (who also broke her tailbone) who said labor was so painful b/c of it, she thought she would die. Her midwives do not recommend an epidural so she can stay off her back. They also said it is likely her tailbone may break again. I am just wondering if any of you have info on whether a past injury such as this will make a large difference in her labor, and what kind of difference, how best to prepare and deal with this, etc. I do not really have any experience or info re: this and as she wants a drug free delievery (but also does not want more than normal pain), I want to know how I can best help her. Thanks in advance.
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8/6/02 at 2:35pm