Monday, September 14, 2009

The Butt of the Problem

So, I have a problem. Boys, you may just want to step away from this post... I'll give you time. Go ahead back to your feed reader and find another blog. Really, click off....


Alright, back to me and my girlies. I got my IUD about 4 weeks ago. I was still having the usual problems with the IUD, with amounts greater than what I thought they were specifying. Prior to this, every time I would do a hard workout I would bleed. So, last week I decided to stop working out, just for the week. I am sad to say I really enjoyed that extra 1/2 hour of rest.
Problem was, my tailbone wanted to get back into the action (some of you might remember that after P I was unable to sit without a doughnut pillow for about 3 weeks -- just for my tailbone). Come Friday I could barely sit without wanting to cry. Let's not even talk about driving. I was even happy to teach RS yesterday so that I wouldn't have to sit. Yes, it's just that bad (and church is the worst).

The not working out did seem to help the IUD issues, so I'm gonna do some light yoga this week to hopefully help my bones.

So, I don't know if the tailbone just wanted some love, or if it was related to not working out. So, I have some questions for you, my readers -- feel free to email me (link on the right) if you don't really want to comment.

1. How long did you bleed after your IUD -- was it what you would term "a lot" during the day -- or just a tiny bit?
2. Do you have tailbone issues after your babies? How do you deal with them. I asked about 6 doctors on Saturday when I worked and they said it'd probably take a year or so. So darn helpful those guys. Should I go to my doctor, is there anything they'll do?
3. Are you loving this blog post? I tried to term it as gentle as possible... but a girl needs to know. :)

Let's just say I have 2 events in the next week or so in which I will be sitting for extended periods of time, and I might rather die at this point.

Really looking forward to it.

ETA: I did slightly separate my pelvis with P my unrelated cousin-in-law told me to buy this belt that I wore at work during the summer,and I may wear a couple of mornings a week -- it really helped with the hip pain. FYI. :)
Ok, that's not the belt I bought -- but mine is similar -- it's kind of like a back brace for your butt and hips. It just kind of pulls everything together. That's all I want, togetherness. :)


  1. I love this blog post.

    Unfortunately I don't have any answers for you.

    I bled, but don't remember how was 6 years ago.

  2. I bled lightly, but annoyingly, for almost two months after getting my IUD. My doc said that was normal and expected.

    I never had a sore tail bone, but my hips.. that's another story. My hips hurt for over a month after having Jacob, it did eventually go away but I did see a chiropractor to help it out.

    I did break my tailbone as a teenager and was told there is nothing a doctor could do for me, you just have to suffer and let it heal. Sorry, no help there.

  3. Never had an IUD but my Sacrum hurts often. Not my tailbone. Totally sucks. Why can't we have babies without sacrificing our bodies?

  4. Sigh. OK.

    I bled for a couple weeks after the insertion. Even now and then I get random bleeds and sometimes bleeds after "activity." I think there's something wrong with my insertion and I should probably have it looked at ASAP--so thanks for the reminder.

  5. Well you may not want to hear from me, but my baby is 7 years old and for the last 2 weeks I have been unable to sit for extended periods of time. It is awful. But, it does not hurt all the time. It will go away for the most part....just hurting when I sit in a weird position. But, every once in a is just B A D.

  6. My last baby was 9 lb 13 oz., vag delivery. My tailbone, butt, hips hurt tons those first couple of months. But nothing like my nips from breastfeeding, so I didn't notice the butt pain as much. I wish I'd had that belt.
    She is 2 1/2 and things are fine now. It did take time, 8 mo- year I guess. I haven't had an IUD, but work out regularly-that helped with my hips/butt. I would say keep working out, but listen to what your body is telling you and adjust. Push enough, but not over the edge.
    Good Luck!

  7. I got my IUD put in the end of June and I am still spotting. I've decided the IUD isn't all it's cracked up to be.

  8. I had mine removed after 7 months of what my doctor called spotting, but what seemed like more to me. I think maybe it prevents pregnancy by keeping you away from "activity" :-)

    I've got my 6 week check today, so doc. and I will be having discussions about this.


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