Has anyone had back labour pains plz reply asap

TePania - posted on 03/25/2009 ( 77 moms have responded )

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Im 39 weeks and 5 days ive been having contractions since 1.30 am yesterday morning and now am still home and have back pains that are really bad and are over powering all other pain im sorta confused on what to do plz help me

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Mimi - posted on 03/27/2009

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With both my kids I had back labour, especially my first.  The back labour does kind of overshadow all other pain until you hit full on active labour.  I had very, very long labours both times (48hrs with my second), so what I would do is time them for a while and see how regular they are.  Once you have that info, you can always call the case room or your doc.  Put some heat on your back, get a massage, counter pressure, or do some pelvic tilts, but in the end just try to relax and conserve your energy for the big event!



Best of luck!!!!



 

Gabrielle - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had wicked back pain, almost looked forward to the contractions.... The only thing that helped was hot flannels directly on the sore area. Replace with a fresh/hot one after each contraction or so...

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Gemma - posted on 11/07/2012

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I had back labour with my daughter its bit painful but nice warm bath like others have said made it easier also keep moving a birthing ball or as i did i sat rocking on a toilet lol :D

Sue - posted on 03/30/2009

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I definitely had back labor w/ my first child. Have you called the Dr. or seen anyone, like you doc? You definitely need to be seen ASAP, in my opinion. I had a kidney stone w/ my second child, and the pain was in my back also, didn't know if it was labor, but you can bet I went in to the ER, to find out it was a stone and got put on pain med.'s. Daughter arrived a few days later, very healthy!

Rachel - posted on 03/29/2009

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I was in larbor for 19 hours and 8 of those I was having serious back labor. They had given me a cervidal and told me I would have serious labor in the morning and I was trying to go to sleep and I thought I just couldn't get comfortable because I was in a hospital bed. So I have to say it is very painful But it well worth it in the end :o)

Cynthia - posted on 03/29/2009

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Yes ,with my first daughter I had 19 hrs and 7 min of back labor ijust turned 18 yrs old and omg!!!! It was unreal!!! I was a mess ,I had nurses literally was cussing at me !!!! I could not tell you anything that would help .Nuthing at all helped me !!! I also had natural though no ,meds at all!!! All I can tell you take all the meds they offer you!!!!!  GOOD LUCK!!! Cindy!Post a reply!

Stacy - posted on 03/28/2009

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I had back labor with my youngest, its not great, but a really firm massage on my lower back helped some. Also a heating pack helped some, but the only thing that made it stop was delivery.

Amber - posted on 03/28/2009

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Oh I had back labor pains. They Started and 11 hours later I had my son.  Good luck!!!!  And congrats!

Jessica - posted on 03/28/2009

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oh boy do i feel sorry for you! I had the same thing with my daughter. it usually means that babies spine is against yours. VERY painful... get down on all fours under a nice warm shower, it will help bring baby around. good luck!

April - posted on 03/27/2009

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Hi, I am a nursing student and a mother of two beautiful kids. You are most likely having the back pains because your baby is face up. I had the same thing with my first child. That is miserable! One thing that helped me is to have my spouse make a fist and very firmly press on the lower part of my back. It helps! Labor will be easier and less painful if you can get your baby to turn the correct way, face down. One way to encourage the position change is to get on all fours and do pelvic rocks.

Julie - posted on 03/27/2009

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My baby boy was sunny side up, so I was in back labour all night, and didn't even know it!  I found as long as I was walking and upright or leaning on something, the pain was manageable until transtion.  However, when I tried to sit or lie down, the labour slowed a little and then the pain exploded on me!  So I just walked all night long along the corridors (8pm-6am) until transition, and he was born a little while later.  Exhausting, but with no pain meds.

Mimi - posted on 03/27/2009

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With both my kids I had back labour, especially my first.  The back labour does kind of overshadow all other pain until you hit full on active labour.  I had very, very long labours both times (48hrs with my second), so what I would do is time them for a while and see how regular they are.  Once you have that info, you can always call the case room or your doc.  Put some heat on your back, get a massage, counter pressure, or do some pelvic tilts, but in the end just try to relax and conserve your energy for the big event!



Best of luck!!!!



 

Mimi - posted on 03/27/2009

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With both my kids I had back labour, especially my first.  The back labour does kind of overshadow all other pain until you hit full on active labour.  I had very, very long labours both times (48hrs with my second), so what I would do is time them for a while and see how regular they are.  Once you have that info, you can always call the case room or your doc.  Put some heat on your back, get a massage, counter pressure, or do some pelvic tilts, but in the end just try to relax and conserve your energy for the big event!



Best of luck!!!!



 

Katie - posted on 03/27/2009

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I had horrendous back labor/pain (was in labor for 26 hours!). What helped the most before I went to the hospital was sitting on one of those big exercise balls. You feel silly bouncing around but it helps! Also try a hot bath - I know some people say that a massage helps but every time my husband touched my back I wanted to jump out of my skin! If all else fails, just try and keep moving and walking, hopefully it will help and if not, at least it should help your labor along.

Lauren - posted on 03/27/2009

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I bet you had that baby by now!!! I totally had back labor too. Good luck and I hope you had a good experience. I enjoyed ever moment...it was really fantastic!! Plus it was really great that my hubby was a good back rubber:) That made it a lot easier! Please update us when you are out of your fog. :)

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i never ever had a tummy ache i had back pain but not until i was in labou my pains where all in my back

Sarah - posted on 03/27/2009

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Hi,i had back pain in labour really bad,i found it alot better to lean over the bed,it takes alot of the pressure off of your back.I hope it helps you too .

Good luck xx x

Rebecca - posted on 03/27/2009

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its coz ur babys back to back, so was my first its nothing to worry about.

Chrissy - posted on 03/27/2009

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GET TO THE HOSPITAL!!!!! The majority of my labour pains were in my lower back, good luck, you will be saying hello to your little one very soon! x

Keri - posted on 03/27/2009

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oh yeah back contractions are the worse and make for a very sore labour! I had those with my son, we were back to back which caused the back labour! he came out facing up which is the wrong way  bubbys are suppossed to come facing downward!



I feel for you as my labour was 24 hours of this! Ypur baby will be here by the time you read this, I hope it went well for you!

Nicole - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had the same probablem with both of mine pregnancy & when in labor.  It's not any fun & sounds like you will meet your new one very soon!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!  I found that soaking in a warm bath & then laying on the heating pad helped a lot.  Unfortunatly for me I was like you & nothing made it go away completely but those to things always relaxed me enough to be able to rest.  BEST OF LUCK WITH IT ALL & MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!!!

Jessica - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had back labor for maybe 2 weeks but it only took me three hours to have my little boy after I was induced. After your water breaks you'll start feeling the stomach labor.

Tracy - posted on 03/26/2009

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12 hours since your last post - we all hope things are going well for you and that you are holding your little one in your arms. Back pain is the worst kind of labor pain... fetal position and my husband rubbing my lower back the entire time through transition is what helped me. When my son passed through the birth canal they found that his arms were bent at the elbows which is what caused all the pressure. He was literally born in the fetal position... But once he was here, recovery was pretty quick.

Jessie - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had very severe back labor!  Fortunately my labor was very quick!  I got to the hospital and was 8cm and had my daughter and hour and 39min later.  Unfortunately, the pain was so bad I couldn't sit still and had no time to get an epidural.  I'm sure your little one is going to be here very soon if you're having back labor!  Good luck and enjoy it!

Rissa - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had back labor with my first son and yes it sounds like if you haven't met ur baby yet it won't be much longer. hope all goes well

Julie - posted on 03/26/2009

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with my fourth child i had pains in my back and it lasted all day but was told i was lucky to get to the hospital in time cause he was ready to b born

Jennifer - posted on 03/26/2009

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Quoting TePania:

Has anyone had back labour pains plz reply asap

Im 39 weeks and 5 days ive been having contractions since 1.30 am yesterday morning and now am still home and have back pains that are really bad and are over powering all other pain im sorta confused on what to do plz help me


Yes i did with my second child and can can honestly say it was the worst.  You just have to let it ride it course.  The best way to give birth is on your knees.. Good luck!!!!

Kendra - posted on 03/26/2009

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Its so common that many women expect labor pains to be in their stomach areas!  And I know several women, including myself and my mom, who had all their labor pains in the back! 



 



Good luck, sounds like you'll be with your lil one in no time!

Nicole - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had back labor the whole time I was in labor with my little one.  There are positions you can put your body and and hold it for a little while.  These positions are meant to help the baby move.  If your case is like mine.  The baby is pressing against your spine creating the pain.  My baby didn't move but the positions aren't hard and it's a bit like stretching.  It's worth a shot.  I can't remember the positions but I bet you could look them up online.

Courtney - posted on 03/26/2009

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Thats what I had mainly during my labor. Wasn't horrible but was tolerable I got some painkillers. But I would go to the hospital just to check it out and be on the safe side. I was in labor for about 2 days with contractions that would come and go as they pleased but they tried to induce me into labor but my guy wouldnt have it! Go to the hospital all i can say! Good Luck hope all goes well. And my tip for labor is dont scream it only makes the pain worse. Be calm breathe focus and just think soon you will see your little one!

Courtney - posted on 03/26/2009

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Thats what I had mainly during my labor. Wasn't horrible but was tolerable I got some painkillers. But I would go to the hospital just to check it out and be on the safe side. I was in labor for about 2 days with contractions that would come and go as they pleased but they tried to induce me into labor but my guy wouldnt have it! Go to the hospital all i can say! Good Luck hope all goes well. And my tip for labor is dont scream it only makes the pain worse. Be calm breathe focus and just think soon you will see your little one!

Stephanie - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had back labor with my first little boy and I never found a way to get comfortable. Mine got so bad that I wasn't really able to walk that much. Have you been to the doctor to see if you have dialated?? The only real relief that I got was my epideral when I got to the hospital. Good luck with the birth and congratulations on the new baby.

Hilary - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had back labor with my son, 6 months ago. Contractions started 2 days before he was actually born. I felt like my back was breaking with every single contraction... I guess depending on where the pain is, belly or back, is the way the baby is facing. I haven't experienced belly contractions, so I don't know which is better, but it's amazing the relief you feel once the baby arrives. NO MORE BACK PAIN! But warm, not hot, bath really help, but only for a while. Once it gets close, nothing helps. Just focus on your breathing. That is the ONLY thing that helped me. Try to forget about the back pain and breath.



 



Hope this helps!!!

Jean - posted on 03/26/2009

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Oh goodness it sounds like a "sunny side up" means the baby will come out facing the ceiling instead of floor. Hot showers, make sure the water hits your lower back. another position that worked for me was getting on all fours takes pressure off the spine. keep your eyes open during contractions that way you can focus on something other than the pain. GOOD LUCK YOU CAN DO IT!! :)

Jennifer - posted on 03/26/2009

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Quoting TePania:

Has anyone had back labour pains plz reply asap

Im 39 weeks and 5 days ive been having contractions since 1.30 am yesterday morning and now am still home and have back pains that are really bad and are over powering all other pain im sorta confused on what to do plz help me



Ya probably need to get to the hospital ASAP!!!  When that happened to me, I waited to long.  I was 9 cm at entering the ER.!!!  GIRL YA BETTER GOOOOO !!!!!!!

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Hi, hows it going? Have you had the baby yet? I had back pains and when the midwife examined me she said it because my baby's back was facing my back when it should heve been the other way round. So I had to try and turn my baby be kneeling up and leaning on the headboard and wiggling my hips every time I felt a contraction. I was excrutiating but save me having a caesarean. Hope everything goes well x

Petro - posted on 03/26/2009

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Quoting TePania:



well there is no baby ready as yet im dilated 3 cm can stretch to 4 but they did another sweep and i guess i just have to wait now  sooo time will tell i just got to stick it out my midwife just said lots of sex to help break down the waters





 



I am glad your midwife has a sense of humour, good luck regardless of whether you are still in the hot bath in active labour or had your baby!!!

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Try going on all fours and just let your belly hang... that's what made my daughter turn and it was then relieved. Also, sitting on the birthing ball (big exercise ball) and just rocking side to side helped a lot. Also, my husband digging his knuckles into my back relieved a lot. Good luck and congratulations!

Nicole - posted on 03/26/2009

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Hi! I had back labor for about two days. Around 2am I couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't sleep or get comfortable and we went into the hospital and then she came. You're little one will be here soon if he/she isn't already. Best of luck!

Trudi - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had a back labour with my 1st, dont panic. 90% of the ladies i know that have a back labour have said like i it was quicker and less painfull than a normal labour. Although it will be alot harder to get comfortable during your time of it all



 

Sheri - posted on 03/26/2009

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I had back labour with my son. I didnt' realize at first until it started getting stronger. My labour only lasted 2 hours. I walked around for a bit and my husband was there to rub/push on my lower back when I needed which seemed to help . I was also given meds for the pain but it didn't agree with my body. As for a delivery position, I got myself in a somewhat bearable position and the doctors/nurses said they could deal with it. Having given birth once before I knew it wasn't the best position but it was what I could handle. Afterwards, I found out my son was pushing down on my sciatic nerve. Good luck! It's all worth it in the end when you see/hold your beautiful baby in your arms :)

Griselda - posted on 03/25/2009

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My daughter came two weeks early. If you are having contractions let your doctor know. The ratio is simple one contraction every five minutes you are about to pop that baby out. If it's not consistent, your doctor should still know because they might put you in the hospital and give you pitosin so that you can begin labor. Back pains can be a sign of many things. many. for me it was that the baby was pushing down and ready to come out. I wouldn't stay in bed, walk or move. my labor kicked in at 4:30 by 7 I rushed to the hospital on account of my doctor's orders. by 2:30 pm my daughter was born. Good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 03/25/2009

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I had similar pain with my second daughter and spent half hour or more a day non hands and knees position. It relieved the intense pressure and helped changes the position of the head.

Kathy - posted on 03/25/2009

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A warm bath helps a lot! And if you get on your knees and rest your arms on a chair or couch and rock your hips gently (some one just told me this so I tried it today and it helped) and if you can get someone to massage your lower back while you do that it feels even better! Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 03/25/2009

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Well I was in labour for 3 days and it was majority in the front but went in my back as well. A nice hot bath is the best thing I reckon and lots of Hip rocking. (Standing with your legs about shoulder width apart and rolling your hips around in a big circular motion-it looks stupid but really does help) You'll be meeting your little one soon for sure. Be careful with sex though coz 1 of my midwifes had said that u cant once ur waters break coz it is dangerous. Post as soon as you can to let us know about ur new baby!!

Brenda - posted on 03/25/2009

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I had all back labor.  It is amaing that there is no pain up front.  You are in labor.  To me it felt like someone was shoving hot knives in my lower back and the pain just was constant.  It didn't come and go with the contractions, it just stayed all the time.  I would say it won't be much longer now! 

Adeana - posted on 03/25/2009

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started labour with back pains. Think You'll be meeting ur little one very soon. Good luck xxx

Zoe - posted on 03/25/2009

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Hi, it is very common to get back labour pains, the best thing i found to relieve a bit of the pain was have a nice bath not to hot though and thats only if your water hasn't broke, then  heat up a heat wheat pillow and lay back in a comfortable chair and place it where the pain is. try to relax and think about anything but the pain your experiencing. Maybe watch a movie, play a game or cards with someone, hope all goes well for you and goodluck.

Kimberley - posted on 03/25/2009

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I had back labor pains with my first sun.  My reason was because he came out face up and not the normal face down position.  Thus causing the intense pain on the back whereas most people have the pain in the front.  This was called "Sunny Side Up" .  I would suggest talking with your doctor or mid wife for specifics for you.  You could ask to see if the baby is face up or down.  I am sure you will get throught this soon.  Kimberley

Angelique - posted on 03/25/2009

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That's what I did. My husband said I took the romance and fun out of sex by using it as a tool, but that is what I did to get pregnant. Now the baby is two and the fun is back.

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