Most women during pregnancy who experience this issue complain about severe ache through and around their tailbone area. The pain might get even worse when sitting or trying to stand up from the seat – so at this point, you might find it handy to have an Xtreme Comfort coccyx cushion. Often some of the women feel this pain even long after they have given birth.
The coccyx, also known as the tailbone, is located at the very bottom of the spine and is made up of the last 3 to 5 vertebrae of the spinal column to help your body stabilize when you are sitting.
However, sitting in one position for way too long is pretty dangerous when it comes to the tailbone. It may cause it to become misaligned or to tilt, which adds additional pressure to the joints and bones in and around the tailbone, so having a right seat cushion is a lifesaver!
How To Take Pressure Off And Relieve Your Tailbone?
Tailbone pain is more common in the last two trimesters. Although there is pretty much nothing you can do to completely avoid it, there are a couple of things that can help you through this period to get relief.
Never neglect your body posture
You might be tempted to overarch your back or even slump forward while expecting but try to avoid that as much as you can. Make sure you are always sitting upright while keeping your feet flat on the ground.
One of the most important things you can do to take pressure off your tailbone caused by sedentary living is to stay active. We are not talking about running marathons. For example, try yoga at home and pay attention to your weight. A couple of extra pounds can put a lot of pressure on your tailbone.
Get a special pillow
Finding the right pregnancy pillow can take some of the pressure off your tailbone. Those pillows play an important role during pregnancy. As time goes on, you will hardly find comfortable sleeping or seating position, especially in the second and third trimester when some sleeping positions are out of the question.
The coccyx plays a very important role in supporting our bodies while seated, especially when you are further along in expecting – when you spend most of your time in a sitting position.
Tell us, when did you start using a pregnancy pillow, and how did it help you?