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Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Low back and pelvis: Low back and pelvic regions. Also the buttocks and thighs can be painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Labor Pains (Definition)

Labor pains = rhythmic uterine contractions that occur during delivery ...Read more


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Where is labor pain in my back concentrated?

Where is labor pain in my back concentrated?

See below: "back labor" refers to the pain and discomfort that laboring women experience in their lower back. Although most women will feel a degree of achiness or slight cramping in the back at some point during labor, about a quarter of all women report experiencing severe discomfort in the lower back that is most intense during contractions and often painful between contractions. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor, such as increasing contractions or fluid leakages
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If the baby is not moving, do kick counts, and keep in mind that you should feel 10 in two hours
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Call your doctor with any questions or concerns
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How can I know that the labor pain is started?

How can I know that the labor pain is started?

Ask your OB: If you don't have an OB then if will become apparent when the contractions are strong and come regularly--only a few minutes apart. If you don't have an OB and you are pregnant you should find one or call a clinic that will set you up with prenatal care and will follow you thru your pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How bad is labor pain ? This is my first baby and i'm too scared.

How bad is labor pain ? This is my first baby  and i'm too scared.

Not to worry: Everyone is different. Some people have a high tolerance for pain and some people cannot tolerate a needle stick for a blood test. You should ask your OB about an epidural and request this when you are in active labor (frequent and strong contractions). This will enable you to tolerate the contractions but still be able to move and experience labor. ...Read more

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What do back labor pains feel like?

Labor pains: most people describe it as bad back spasms of the lower back that last a minute or two ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Can you tell me natural labor pain vs induced pain?

An epidural?: The pain from induced labor is thought to be a little worse than the pain from natural labor. In the US, the majority of women opt for an epidural for pain management during labor. In this case there is no difference in the pain levels. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Labor pains?

What is the definition or description of: Labor pains?

Labor pains: Labor pains = rhythmic uterine contractions that occur during delivery and cause discomfort/ pain. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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How can you know if you have natural labor pain vs induced pain?

By the situation...: The pain feels more or less the same. The only way to be sure is to know what medication you are being given. For example, iof you have been given pitocin (oxytocin) to induce labor, your pain is induced. If your water bag breaks in WallMart and you start having labor pain, it is natural labor pain. There is no other way to know. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there any way to know for sure that your having back labor pains ?

Is there any way to know for sure that your having back labor pains ?

Monitoring: Only way to know for sure is to get checked with contraction monitor. If worrying, call your OB and discuss your symptoms--if unable to address by phone, they will have you come to office or labor & delivery for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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What is most recomnended during labor pains?

Pain during labor: Iv pain meds wont take away the pain completely, can make you dizzy, nauseated, sleepy. Epidural can give complete pain block with you being alert and able to participate during labor. No pain controll is an option yet you need to be brave. Without pain you can actually enjoy delivery better and participate in the laboring process. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What are some labor pain management options?

What are some labor pain management options?

TAP block, epidural: Labor itself can be relieved with an epidural or combined spinal epidural. Pain of a cesarean section can also be relieved by above or with a transversus abdominis plane block (tap block). ...Read more

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I've been having real labor pain contractions for some weeks now. Dr. Believes this is the week but they go away after an hour. What can I do?

I've been having real labor pain contractions for some weeks now. Dr. Believes this is the week but they go away after an hour. What can I do?

Braxton-Hicks: What you are describing sounds like braxton-hicks contractions. They are common and normal. They can feel just like labor contractions, but because they go away, it is not labor. There is not much one can do, because they are a normal part of pregnancy. Hopefully real labor will come soon and congratulatons. ...Read more