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What is back labour?

What is back labour? What does it feel like?


Asked by Lulu_101 at 11:43 AM on Aug. 29, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Back labor is when a mom goes into labor with her baby in the "posterior" position. That means that the baby's back is pressed into the mom's back.
    Usually, the baby is laying with his/her back in the "hammock" of her belly (out by the belly button).
    This less-common position can mean that when contractions start squeezing, baby gets really pressed into mom's back~ ouch!

    There are exercises moms can do to encourage baby into the "hammock" of her belly before & during labor. And sometimes the contractions themselves are able to get baby to turn, also.

    I have attended back labor, it is hard work but do-able. The mom needed my physical help, as a doula, more than usual. She really needed her confidence boosted, to be told she COULD do this. The dad & I really had to work hard to keep her comfy, but she still had a wonderful natural delivery with her baby "sunnyside-up!"

    Answer by doulala at 12:57 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Its the most HORRIBLE THING IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD and it feels like someone is twisting you in a pretzel and breaking all your bones and stabbing you in the spin....FOR HOURS.


    Answer by JnCV at 11:45 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Back labor hurts like HELL

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:06 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Just hope and pray you NNNEEVVERRR have to Indore it.

    That's all I say..... to avoid scaring people.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Go to there is a lot of information there on postition, labor, and getting baby to turn from posterier to anterior.

    Answer by amileegirl at 2:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2009