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tips for handling back labor?

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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hi everyone!

I'm currently expecting #3, and I had horrible back labor with my 2nd. I was wondering if I were to have that again this time if there is anything I could do? Also, is there any good books or birth methods you recommend?

thank you in advance!

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by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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rmgriffberg
by Bronze Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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 hands and knees position and counter pressure

Eris.Melanthe
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Thank you, I'm trying to not worry about this delivery so much...

soberorose81
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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Nice warm showers/tub (as long as your midwife/OB/care provider is ok with the tub), warm cloth, ditto on counter pressure.  I also used a ball and would hands/knees on it.  If someone can help with rebozo, that might help too.

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by Group Mod - Tabitha on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM

I found counter pressure made a huge difference for me

RADmomma
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM
I agree with the counter pressure.
I had horrible back labor with my second. I found that leaning over in the shower (lean on the wall so the water blasted on my lower back ) while hubby applied pressure was very very helpful. I also found a hot rice pack to help too. I used that while I sat on my yoga ball leaning my head on the bed.

I don't know if its ok with everyone but I saw a chiropractor until a few days before I delivered. It started out that we were trying to get her to flip over but the relief I got was so great that I continued to go as long as possible.
michellefrogs
by Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I had really bad back labor. I sat on a birthing ball and leaned over the bed. My doula also was a massage therapist and she massaged my back for hours. Her poor hands must have hurt when she left! That helped tremendously! 

GoodyBrook
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 12:24 PM

 

Chiropractors are a great tool when trying to get baby to turn!  (And who cares what others think if it's what you decided it was best for your family!)

Quoting RADmomma:

I agree with the counter pressure.
I had horrible back labor with my second. I found that leaning over in the shower (lean on the wall so the water blasted on my lower back ) while hubby applied pressure was very very helpful. I also found a hot rice pack to help too. I used that while I sat on my yoga ball leaning my head on the bed.

I don't know if its ok with everyone but I saw a chiropractor until a few days before I delivered. It started out that we were trying to get her to flip over but the relief I got was so great that I continued to go as long as possible.


 

hockeymomfor4
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Counter pressure and massage did the trick for me.

RADmomma
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Oh no... That's not quite what I meant.. Lol.

I meant I don't know if chiro care is safe for everyone that late in the game!!!


Quoting GoodyBrook:

 


Chiropractors are a great tool when trying to get baby to turn!  (And who cares what others think if it's what you decided it was best for your family!)


Quoting RADmomma:

I agree with the counter pressure.
I had horrible back labor with my second. I found that leaning over in the shower (lean on the wall so the water blasted on my lower back ) while hubby applied pressure was very very helpful. I also found a hot rice pack to help too. I used that while I sat on my yoga ball leaning my head on the bed.

I don't know if its ok with everyone but I saw a chiropractor until a few days before I delivered. It started out that we were trying to get her to flip over but the relief I got was so great that I continued to go as long as possible.



 

RADmomma
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Oh and chiro worked for me. She turned at 38ish weeks & I got to driver via vbac!!

Quoting GoodyBrook:

 


Chiropractors are a great tool when trying to get baby to turn!  (And who cares what others think if it's what you decided it was best for your family!)


Quoting RADmomma:

I agree with the counter pressure.
I had horrible back labor with my second. I found that leaning over in the shower (lean on the wall so the water blasted on my lower back ) while hubby applied pressure was very very helpful. I also found a hot rice pack to help too. I used that while I sat on my yoga ball leaning my head on the bed.

I don't know if its ok with everyone but I saw a chiropractor until a few days before I delivered. It started out that we were trying to get her to flip over but the relief I got was so great that I continued to go as long as possible.



 

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