Just wondering if anyone here has experienced "hip labor" during labor and then went on to figure out how to avoid it for their next labor. **Hip Labor: Excruciating, bone crushing pain in hips that overshadows any uterine contraction causing a continuous stream of pain, likely due to poor positioning like baby's head pushing on hip socket as he tries to descend.
I had this with my first baby and have found only a handful of women who understand what I'm talking about. It was like after 6cm, I never felt a contraction again because this hip pain was so bad that contractions were nothing. I thought my bones were breaking and I wanted to use different positions but I was paralyzed with pain. All I could do was lay on my left side, lift my top leg in the air, grab my hips and scream at the top of my lungs (my throat and chest were swollen for a week after I gave birth from 6 hours of screaming). I never got a "break" from the pain because the what I was feeling was continuous with no highs or lows like a contraction would have - just constant immobilzing pain for 6 hours.
Recently, I read something about standing in front of a chair, lifting your leg onto the chair and turning the pelvis toward that leg in order to open your pelvis in a way that gets the baby to quickly twist correctly. My baby was born in the correct position and so she eventually made it...but it took a long time for her to find the right position. I don't know if I'd have been able to do this chair thing if I'd known about it...but it's all I have as I go into my next labor (about 10 weeks from now).