The amazing Alana Partridge with her daughters Phoebe (4) and Florence (18 months). Alana had very typical pregnancies with natural deliveries lasting 3 hours long each. During her delivery with Phoebe, she snapped her tail bone, which led to a painful recovery. With Florence, she had another easy labor and felt a bit more in control. She chose to deliver in a different position and was able to avoid re-injuring her tailbone. Florence was born with hip dysplasia and had to spend her first 16 weeks in an aluminum brace. Alana was not allowed to take her brace off and had to take her to the hospital once a week for bathing. It was rather difficult not being able to cuddle her or have her naked. Alana thinks it affected her breastfeeding relationship as well. She was able to breastfeed Phoebe until she was 7 months old and Alana had to return to work but decided to stop at 2 weeks with Florence considering how difficult it was to get her positioned correctly. Alana had a close friend participate in the project on the other side of the world and decided she would like to share her journey as well.
snapped tail bone