Guest MelissaSuzanne Posted May 21, 2004 Report Share Posted May 21, 2004 Hi everyone, I just found this website last night, and am glad to have found some other adult beginners. I just started ballet this past September (always wanted to as a child, but could never affortd to) when I was two months pregnant. I kept it up till I had to go on bedrest at seven months for other problems. Now I'm six weeks postpartum, have been back for a couple of weeks and am rather sore, but loving it! My question is regarding a tailbone injury. I fell down the stairs while I was pregnant and injured my tailbone, then delivered a 9lb baby, which my midwife thinks may have actually broken my tailbone, as sitting is WAY more painful than before. She knows I'm in ballet, but doesn't know much about what that entails. I don't know if it's broken or bruised badly (didn't have it xray-d, as there's nothing really to be done if it is broken). Ballet doesn't actually cause pain in my tailbone at all - I'm just in a lot of pain when sitting, or rising from sitting (as I start to bear weight). However, I'm wondering if you have any suggestions of whether doing ballet now will exacerbate the injury, or if it doesn't affect the tailbone too much. Any particular things I should avoid or do? I'm sorry for the lengthy post - hopefully it makes sense. Thanks for a great board, and thank you in advance for any advice! Melissa Quote Link to comment
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