Oh my, yes, I have more experience with this type of pain than you can possibly ever want to imagine.
My first child I had regular tummy contraction type of labor and delivery.
Starting with my second child I had labor in my hips/thighs. No pain anywhere else. It is mind blowing painful. With my second child it took me rather by surprise and I was furious when we got to the hospital and the nurse told me I wasn't in labor but just having RLP because "women dont feel pain in their hips when they are in labor" it was one of the few times I have actually wanted to smack someone. Oh, and of course she was wrong, I was very very much in labor. This was before I learned anything about natural labor or birth choices so I was at their mercy. They would not let me stand or sit up but lay down they kept coming in and pushing me back down on the table. So yeah.... after that and some other stupid things I had an epidural.
After that I started looking around for information. I went to a chiropractor and from what he could figure I had dislocated my right hip when I had my first child and that it had never really set back right. We worked really hard leading up to my third birth and I was soooo hopeful. I think I actually cried when I went into labor with my third and it was in my hips again. But that time around I was able to stand and move around in labor and that made soooo much difference.
Both of my labors since then have been in my hips. Some of my babies have been posterior, some not. Weights have ranged between 7pounds even and 8pounds 7 oz. I always am hopeful that this time it will be different, but so far no luck. But honestly as if I can stand and push down with my weight on my feet or if I sit on a birthing stool or toilet than the pain is manageable. Believe me I long for the type of pain I had with my first because it is so mild compared to labor in your hips, but you and anyone else can do it as long as you have an enormous amount of support and can move around at will. I mean if it was all that bad would I have had as many more children as I have had?
Oh and apparently this type of labor is pretty rare. With my third my CNM had over two decades of experience and she was fascinated while be sympathetic with me because according to her she had never not once seen a woman labor exclusively
in her hips/thighs.
I guess we are just lucky like that.