I had horrible, crippling hip pain during the end of my active labour/beginning pushing stage with my first baby. The pain was unbelievable and nothing seemed to help, my husband tried squeezing my hips together, rubbing my legs, etc and it just hurt so much. My baby was born normal presentation.
During labour with my second baby, I was TERRIFIED waiting for the hip labour to start. My second baby was posterior through the entire labour and ended up being born sunny side up (possibly because I had anterior placenta) I experienced back labour during that labour but the back labour pain was much more tolerable the the hip labour I experienced with my first.
I am pregnant again and am going to stalk this thread. I really do not want to experience that again if I can help it.