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My labor is stalled how do I get back into labor mode before going back to the hostipal?

My labor is stalled how do I get back into labor mode before going back to the hostipal?

It happens by itself: True labor will happen by itself, at the right time when the baby is full term. Either the contractions will start up and get stronger and stronger, and closer and closer in time; or the woman will be seeing her ob-gyn for the regular appointment. The website has a full explanation: http://www.Babies.Sutterhealth.Org/laboranddelivery/labor/ld_lbr-begins.Html. ...Read more

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What do back labor pains feel like?

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

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38 wks Possible to only experience labor on your back and not go to ur front?

38 wks Possible to only experience labor on your back and not go to ur front?

Early on : in early labor some feel the contractions in their back. Once active labor kicks in though it usually changes ...Read more

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Is back pain a symptom of labor?

Is back pain a symptom of labor?

Yes: Women at risk for preterm birth should always contact their OB physician if they suspect they are in labor or having any unusual discomfort or symptoms in the abdomen or back. ...Read more

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Is back labor a difficult labor?

Is back labor a difficult labor?

It can take longer: Back labor is when the back of the baby's head enters the birth canal facing down towards the rectum of the mother and does not rotate and comes out facing upwards. That type of birth often takes longer in the "pushing phase"(2nd stage) of labor and can get "stuck" more often resulting in a cesarean section. ...Read more

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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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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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Difference between normal backpain and back labor?

Difference between normal backpain and back labor?

Intensity: and location! The pain of "normal" back pain is usually "aching" and constant relieved only by rest , heat. etc Labor pain is "deep" , comes in "spasm"s and has no relationship to activity. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between normal back pain and back labor?

How can I tell the difference between normal back pain and back labor?

Not possible: 36 yo female queries difference between low back pain & "back labor", which might be lay term, but which is not a medical term or even a defined diagnostic disorder. Pregnant women have elevated secretion of an hormone, Relaxin, which loosens pelvic ligaments to prepare pelvus for ease of infant transit through birth canal. Major pelvic joints, sacroiliac joints, painfully sublux. See comments: ...Read more

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What is the difference between a labor epidural and a lower back epidural?

What is the difference between a labor epidural and a lower back epidural?

A labor epidural: Is administered in the lower back, usually at the l3-l4 interspace. So technically they are one in the same. Occasionally, caudal epidurals are given in pain management and in children, where medicines are injected at a hole in the bottom of the spinal canal, called the sacral hiatus. This practice has not been used in labor anesthesia for many years. ...Read more

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Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

Why do they have women lying flat on their backs in the lithotomy position for labor/delivery?

Several: Lying on abdomen is unpleasant. Sides are ok for the patient but hard to see for delivery care giver! Similar for sitting position, although many babies have probably come out that way historically! ...Read more

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During labor my Cervics fell out and they imideatly sowed it back in. My question is will i be able to have kids?

During labor my Cervics fell out and they imideatly sowed it back in. My question is will i be able to have kids?

Most likely: As long as your uterus was not injured during the birth or procedure (sounds like it wasn't)' then you should be able to conceive again. However you may have problems with the cervix itself during pregnancy. Your OB will watch you more closely during your next pregnancy, may need to be with a high risk OB, also called MFM. ...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

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Could radiating back pain alone be a sign of labor?

Could radiating back pain alone be a sign of labor?

Yes it is possible : If you are at term for delivery date, then it could be quite possible. But it could also be false labor, "braxton hicks" labor. If it does not resolve, would recommend calling your ob/gyn doc to confirm what to do. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have back contractions in early labor?

Is it possible to have back contractions in early labor?

Yes: Contractions can be perceived differently in different women. Some women have 'back labor', where they feel contractions mostly in their lower back, while others note contractions in lower abdomen as well as over the entire belly. If you feel you are in labor, it is recommened to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

See below: The pain is usually associated with the active phase of labor and rapidly leaves after birth. ...Read more

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Will exercising help with back pain after taking epidural labor shot?

Will exercising help with back pain after taking epidural labor shot?

Back pain: After pregnancy is not caused by an epidural needle but by loose ligaments in your spine caused by Progesterone and overall core muscle weakness. Exercise will help with back pain caused by weak core muscles. ...Read more

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Im 40 weeks and wanted to know if back pains was a sign of early labor ?

Im 40 weeks and wanted to know if back pains was a sign of early labor ?

40 week: 40 weeks is not early labor. Early labor is giving birth before 37 week. 40 weeks is to the point where your doctor should consider induction. Your doctor needs to start talking about induction if you do not deliver by 41 weeks . Going beyond 42 weeks is not desirable. Make sure you see your OB every week, or more frequent. ...Read more

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