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Old 07-30-2005, 11:56 PM   #1
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Question What does "Back Labor" start out/feel like?

I am 36 weeks (with baby#2) and at my OB appointment Thursday I was told I was 75% effaced, 1.5cm dialated, and at -2 station. This evening I noticed that I have had a backache for most of the day and now am wondering if it's more than just a backache. I am considered high risk for pre-term labor because I went into labor at 32 weeks with my first pregnancy, and delivered at 36 weeks. This pregnancy I was in the hospital at 31 weeks with pre-term labor. So I have been having contractions for months now, thus can't rely on just contractions alone (I think my belly just likes to tease me), but I don't really notice if the backache I have, is related to my contractions. My back hurts constant, I can't get comfortable at all, which isn't normal for me, usually I can switch positions and be fine, but that isn't working. The contractions have gotten a tad bit stronger over the last day or two, but not too bad, and on average are about 6 minutes apart (sometimes 7). I did happen to wake myself up a few times lastnight because I was unknowingly quietly groaning through contractions. I just want to know if any of you have experienced back labor before, what it felt like and what did it start off like in the beggining.
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: What does "Back Labor" start out/feel like?

I had back labor with my son and the only way I know how to explain it would be it felt like really bad pressure built up in your lower back (around back from your hips), it was very tense/stiff and didn't let up! Sometimes you can get relief by having the area rubbed with warm oil! Hope you feel better soon!

Old 07-31-2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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Re: What does "Back Labor" start out/feel like?

Thats what I had with Ava, and didn't know I was in labor...It sorta felt like a period symptom, it was in my lower back and hips and never went away. I put it off and when I finally went in I was 8 cms. ( you prolly read my birth story in the AUgust mommy thread) It wouldn't hurt to just go get it checked out Good Luck!!!

Old 07-31-2005, 11:56 PM   #4
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Re: What does "Back Labor" start out/feel like?

I forgot 2 other symptoms...(Sorry if some of this is TMI) there was 3 occasions yesturday were I thought I had to make a bowel movement, but once I got there it was just pressure from the baby that fooled me into thinking that. And there was one time when I went pee when I saw a different discharge and thought it may be part of my mucus plug, but because it was so very little of it, I didn't think anything of it. Anyhow, after reading up on Back Labor, I decided to go see if thats what I was having. I was having contractions about every 2-6 minutes apart (2 minutes when the contractions were "coupling" and one time I had a triple set...where the contraction just seemed to ease up and the next would start a minute or so later) anyhow I wasn't having strong enough contractions, because when she checked me I hadn't changed since my OB appointment, so they gave me the option to stay and walk, to see if I dialate, or go home and wait. I went home so I could get some sleep, then later in the day made my sister walk around the man made lake not far from where I live. I'm not sure how far a walk it is, but it took us over an hour. Then when we got home I went pee and when I wiped I had more of the discharge I mentioned, so now I am almost certain I have been losing my mucus plug. The nurse said I will be back there very soon, so it's just a matter of time now. and that I just have to get my contractions stronger so they do the work they are supposed to do. I am going to try walking more tomorrow. Thanks for replying. I appreciate your feedback.

Old 08-01-2005, 12:43 AM   #5
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Re: What does "Back Labor" start out/feel like?

Back labor for me was in the area of your lower back just right above the "bottom", and it is dull and irritating like pms at first. I had it for a week before I delivered my 5th child. No pain meds will cure it, thats how I knew. And you will not find a comfortable position to be in. The only relief I found was taking a bath, but it didn't get rid of it. The way I look at it is, if you can't get rid of the pain with anything at all, it's labor. But thats only my experience!

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