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What is back labor? have you had it?

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Asked by mauricellaf at 8:02 AM on Dec. 12, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I've had it and it HURTS. LOL I think it's worse than regular labor. When the baby is coming down face up you get back labor.
    I had a natural birth and I swore my back was going to break.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:14 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • I had it with my second daughter and it is the worst pain I have ever had. The only way I can describe it is to imagine there a chain connected to each side of your pelvis and that it is slowly trying to pull you in two. Those medieval torture overseers had nothing on my little one!


    Answer by scout_mom at 8:32 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • Yeah had it with DD. Though I can't compare it to others I will say it hurts like hell. I was going to do a natural birth but couldn't. I was also induced so that could have had something to do with the amount of pain.

    I had DH and my mom massage my back a lot. And if you can get up and walk around that will help. Don't lay on your back if you can avoid it. I had to cuz they needed to monitor DD and their wireless equipment wasn't working.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 8:54 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • I guess I had back labor since I felt the pain in my back. This was back in the days where they would not let you get up and walk around which might have helped. I know I wanted to just sit up in the bed but they would not let me even do that. As far as the pain, I was actually expecting worse than what it turned out to be. Not to say it did not hurt but I kept expecting it to get worse and then it was all over. I remember the pain actually being a little less once I started pushing.

    Answer by confused969 at 10:23 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

  • i had back labor with my dd and #1 she was not face up and # 2 it did not hurt near as bad as "belly labor" i didn't know i was in labor until my ob checked me and told me i was back hurts all the time b/c of arthritis so i just thought that's why my back was hurting

    i had "belly labor" with my ds and he was face up and it hurt like crazy...felt like i had to take a massive poo but couldn't lol that's the best way to describe it


    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:19 AM on Dec. 12, 2010

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