i've heard of back labor and the idea of it just confuses me because the uterus is in the front and labor is contracting of the uterus. do you not feel pain in the front, only the back? can you tell it's contractions or confuse it for back pain? what does it feel like?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on May. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy
Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on May. 30, 2010
Answer by jennifer588 at 11:53 AM on May. 30, 2010
Your uterus is so big it is everywhere, front and back and side to side. For some women because of their anatomy or because of the way the baby is positioned the baby's head pushes agains the spine/tailbone and each contraction makes it worse. The baby's head can even break the tailbone. This happened to me during my first birth with no epidural. After my tailbone broke it actually felt better. I had broken it twice as a child and it may have healed in a way that made it so that it needed to break in childbirth for a baby to fit out. Better than a C-section.
If you don't have an epidural, monitors, ect. you can move around and get into different positions to relieve the pain.
Answer by Gailll at 11:59 AM on May. 30, 2010
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