Burning Questions 3: What is Back Labor?

Burning Questions 3: What is Back Labor?

In my experience, back labor adds an extra layer of intensity to the experience of labor. I've also talked to lots of mamas who chose to have an epidural (despite their plans for a natural or unmedicated birth) because they experienced a long period of back labor. So let's talk about:

1) the difference between a more usual contraction pattern and back labor,
2) why the Fear, Tension, Pain cycle is especially important, and
3) the most effective tools for getting pain relief

Along the way, I'll also talk about how your birth setting and team can affect your ability to manage back labor.

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