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01 Aug 2008

Dear Doc,

I am currently 3 months pregnant with my 2nd child. I' ve just read your article relating to osteopathy and childbirth and was shocked - it is spot on to what I experienced with my first child, right down to severe PND. I had had a number of bumps and bashes to my cocyx during childhood and I also have lower back problems, as I have spina bifida occulta in one of my L vertabrae (only found out after my daughter' s birth) and also my lower back took strain from not being able to walk properly (I had Osteoarthritis in my Left ankle from the age of 14 - 24, until it was fixed with surgery) for many years and have had to have a couple of spinal blocks in my lower back as a result. After reading your article I now know why my coccyx broke during my daughter' s birth. Of course I' ve continued to have problems with my coccyx and would like to find out if there is someone I can contact to find out if there is a Osteopathy practitioner in my region. Needless to say, I' m a little nervous that my coccyx could prove problematic during my 2nd child' s birth, as it made my post natal care of my daughter difficult and breast feeding was almost impossible, as I couldn' t sit properly. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards.
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natural pain relief doc

01 Jan 0001

To find out more infoemation on osteopathy please visit and to find an osteopath in your area please visit the contact page on this site.

To give you a head start. When sitting bend forwards and then wiggle asa par back as possible in the seat and the sit up. This will keep your back in the beat possible position to reduce your symptoms in the future.

Also look up 'optimal foetal positioning' on the internet to help ensure you have an easier delivery.
Hope the remainder of your pregnancy goes well.

Best regaards

Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath
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