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Back to back labours

Feb 3rd, 2012, 12:47 PM   #1
 
No idea if this is the right section but hey ho lol.

What's the difference with a back to back labour?

I had a back to back labour and I didn't find I had much pain in my back, just a very tight bump during contractions and I felt the need to poo from about 8/9cm. I just figured that was because I was getting near 10cm though :/

I'm not a hard nut and saying oh it doesn't hurt, but I hear a lot of people saying about back to back labours being more painful and harder going but I didn't find it that bad.

So yeah, what makes it more painful? Does it feel differently to a correctly lay baby?

Feel a bit dim asking these questions seeing as my lo was back to back lol.
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 12:53 PM   #2
 
When I went to my antenatal class they said that all babies have to turn to get into the right position to come down the birth canal... they said generally boys turn the wrong way causing a back to back labour. This is what happened with Oscar. Obviously turing the wrong way takes baby longer and holds things up a bit!

The pain in my back started as really bad back ache. I had the normal contractions, but they were happening in my back as well as front. The pain was unreal. I managed 7 hours no pain relief before I caved in and had the epidural!

I guess everyones experience is different though.
 
 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 12:58 PM   #3
 
So you had a lot of pain in your back as well?

Paige got wedge in as well, I was exactly the same as you in that sense, let me push for 2 hours and then tried forceps before deciding section was the only way. She'd only managed to turn half way so was facing my thigh :/
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 13:00 PM   #4
 
Yeah, the pain in back was immense. OH and midwife took turns massaging my back for that whole 7 hours without other pain relief lol That is one part I think back on fondly and when Im in labour this time I will also make him rub my back constatnly regardless of labour hehe
 
 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 13:05 PM   #5
 
Commented on the other thread too, odhran was back to back he ended up turning a few minutes before I started pushing.. I had pains in my back xx
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 13:43 PM   #6
 
shannon was back to back but i didn't know lol! i was only in labour for a couple of hours and had her within 45 mins of getting to the hospital, i surpose were all diffrent though. x
 
 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 15:15 PM   #7
 
Kynon must have turned during labour too as at my mw check a few days before he was half and half wedged into my hip (I had a 4d scan a few days before as well) I had back ache the night before I had him but had such a quick labour that wasn't too bad, so maybe he turned the night before and I didn't know!
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 15:32 PM   #8
 
Back labour was slower for me and I felt the contractions in my nback more than my tummy ? They had to turn her using forceps as she move sideways too . Regular labour , I felt it in my tummy and pelvis much more but it was much quicker and I didnt need any intervention at all .
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 16:15 PM   #9
 
mine was half a turn out and they used forceps to help her turn, i was only 2.5hrs but was induced as my waters broke first and there was meconium.
i felt every single one of those contractions in my back.
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 17:29 PM   #10
 
I also commented in the other thread
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 18:46 PM   #11
 
My lo was back to back, but I only found out after my c section. I had a failed induction and the consultant said that may have contributed to me not engaging I think. She said I would have ended up a c section anyway (was a c sec for other reasons) because of his positioning. I didn't really get back pain though.xxx
 
 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 20:11 PM   #12
 
I hope a back to back labour isn't longer. My labour was only 2 hours to get to 10cm :/
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 20:13 PM   #13
 
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I hope a back to back labour isn't longer. My labour was only 2 hours to get to 10cm :/
imagine how quick it would be next time if that is true !
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 21:30 PM   #14
 
I had back to back labour I couldn't sit down the whole time I was in labour for over 24 hrs everytime I did the paid was excruciating!!!
 
 

 
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Feb 3rd, 2012, 22:46 PM   #15
 
Tt my mums labours were halved in time. With my sister it was 4 hours and with me it was 2 and she said that her labour with me sounded very similar to mine. I dread the thought of a an hour long labour. Intense wouldn't cover it lol!

That's weird that you couldn't sit down! I was most comfortable sitting on a chair. Just shows everyone's completely different in labour. Strange how some people don't get pain in their back even with back to back labours.
 
 

 
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