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I Broke My Tailbone During Labor

by Anna Lane

Ten weeks after the birth of my first child, I dragged my aching body to a mommy-and-me yoga class. I slowly — so slowly — set up my mat, got my baby settled and took a moment to say hello to the other moms whom I recognized from prenatal classes. As the class started and I began to ease into the familiar yoga poses, it dawned on me that my fellow classmates seemed to be bouncing back from the whole birth thing a lot faster than I was.

While my friends easily twisted themselves into Triangle, Warrior I and Warrior II poses, I could barely handle the simplest Child’s pose. Every movement caused me to wince in pain, until I finally just gave up and spent the rest of the time laying down in Savasana. [Read more at WhattoExpect.com]