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Sounds like she may not have been well-positioned when labor started.

So much of what you post reminds me of my labor, although it didn't last as long. I also ended up with interventions I hadn't planned on, but in retrospect I think all of the decisions made were absolutely the best decisions given the circumstances, and it sounds like the case for your story, as well. And, all is well that ends well. Healthy babe + healthy mom = WIN!

Sounds like you really had your head together during it all despite the agony of back labor, too. Congratulations on your daughter - what a lovely name. Enjoy your babymoon!!
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Welcome Lina.

What a beautiful name you gave her.

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Sorry it didn't work out. But glad everyone is here and healthy and it wasn't horrible. sounds a lot like my first UC, actually, except mine was a little shorter. I wouldnt have made 36 hours.
for me, "active" labor starts from the FIRST contraction.....I've never understood all the stories about how women DO things in "early" labor...like bake stuff, go shopping..even just sit and watch a movie..heck, even just TALK. From contraction 1, both times now, my contrax are PAINFUL and require full-on concentration, and the entire time between them to regroup before another one hits....it's like being in transition the ENTIRE labor...there is no "easy" part. I too remember my first UC, and after hours of painful, awful labor, and feeling like i was gonna throw up and thinking it HAD to be transition and it HAD to be nearly over...i checked..and I was like 4cm.

so..you are not alone. I have vowed that at a future labor, i'm taking a sleeping pill and a bunch of wine when contractions start, LOL!
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Sounds a lot like my first birth except that Corbin got stuck and I had a c-section. I've never experienced "normal" labor, so I don't know how back labor compares, but I remember thinking "I can't do this anymore" when I was at about 3 cm, and thinking very unpleasant things about Bradley and his technique.

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Congrats! She has a BEAUTIFUL name :

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Congratulations, I'm glad things went well at the hospital. Lovely name, too!

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Ironically, I did have about 10 hours of early labor, and baked pretzels. The 45 hours is from after that.

And it wasn't actually back labor, just contractions I felt mostly in my back.

Oh, and get this--her position? OA That's right. Her reason for not coming out was that she just didn't want to. Silly child.
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And it wasn't actually back labor, just contractions I felt mostly in my back.

Oh, and get this--her position? OA That's right. Her reason for not coming out was that she just didn't want to. Silly child.
Isn't that the definition of back labor?

Good for you that she was OA though - that probably helped you avoid a c-section.
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Isn't that the definition of back labor?

Good for you that she was OA though - that probably helped you avoid a c-section.
Apparently with back labor the back pain continues in between contractions. I was at least getting 30second to 10min breaks.

Oh yeah, that was another thing, the ctxs were irregular for the entire labor.
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OMG Lina is beautiful. :

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Apparently with back labor the back pain continues in between contractions. I was at least getting 30second to 10min breaks.
Huh, I don't know about that. I didn't have back pain in between contractions. The contractions WERE back pain. I always figured that counted as back labor.
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Huh, I don't know about that. I didn't have back pain in between contractions. The contractions WERE back pain. I always figured that counted as back labor.
Well yeah, that does make more sense. My limited reading was done in between ctx and was super vague. I just got it into my head that some back pain was expected and the line was whether it continued between ctx. But that's silly cause then why all the descriptions of how the uterus feels during ctx??
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I don't know about you, but I didn't feel anything in my UTERUS. :P Sorry, kind of busy with the sensation of my spinal cord being slowly sawed in half. :

Oh, and btw, she's beautiful!
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Congratulations!! I was in TAO and noticed your name not around...so I looked to see if you had your baby.
She is sooo cute.
Enjoy her..i know you will. :

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Your experience sounds so much like my birthing experience, 40hr plus labour with a hospital xfer...

I am so happy for you! Congratulations!! Lina Violet is exquisite! Enjoy your new baby mama!
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I don't know about you, but I didn't feel anything in my UTERUS. :P Sorry, kind of busy with the sensation of my spinal cord being slowly sawed in half. :

Oh, and btw, she's beautiful!
After the nubain I started getting some uterus sensations. And after the epidural I didn't feel anything in my back which was soooooo nice. But I could still feel uterine responses.
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Beautiful name!
Beautiful baby!
Beautiful Mama!

Wow! Your little girl made quite an entrance! She really wanted to extend the birth-bonding process!!! Enjoy your precious early days with her!

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Hey, Liz! : Jake was the birth my contrax weren't working right and I ended up w/ the epidural, etc. He was born OA, but he was also asynclitic. Now my pelvis passed an OP + nuchal hand baby before him, so he was able to come out asynclitic. Maybe your girly was asynclitic or otherwise not optimally positioned up until you pushed her out. My midwife was telling me there was a recent study released where they took u/s DURING labor and found that babies still turn around quite a bit even during active labor. So just cuz she was born OA doesn't mean she was there the whole time. :

I'm glad you have such a positive attitude about it. Sounds like it wasn't too bad other than the pushing on your back and tearing. btdt. Bring home a sitz bath if they offer you one. Or just get in the tub several times a day.

Hope I get to meet her!
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I am going to sound like everyone else here...that's one of the most gorgeous newborns I've ever seen!!! Enjoy your babymoon! :

The first time is usually the hardest...I have a good friend whose birth was similar to yours in that she was planning a UC with her first and wound up transferring 30+ hours with nearly identical interventions to yours! She did go on to have two very easy UCs after that!

With my first the contractions hurt like &*^(% right from the beginning. I was up and moaning for what felt like the whole day. And the MW got there and I was only like 2-3. By the end I was so exhausted!

Then, with my second, I had little wimpy prodomal contractions like the whole day, and then they kicked in and they started to hurt. I called the MW telling her don't worry about coming right away because last time it was the next day. Well, she ignored me (suspecting I was farther along than I felt I was) and showed up anyhow and barely made the birth! The same thing happened with my #3...though I anticipated it better. It only hurt for about an hour with the last two kiddos, a complete contrast to the first!

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Hey, Liz! : Jake was the birth my contrax weren't working right and I ended up w/ the epidural, etc. He was born OA, but he was also asynclitic. Now my pelvis passed an OP + nuchal hand baby before him, so he was able to come out asynclitic. Maybe your girly was asynclitic or otherwise not optimally positioned up until you pushed her out. My midwife was telling me there was a recent study released where they took u/s DURING labor and found that babies still turn around quite a bit even during active labor. So just cuz she was born OA doesn't mean she was there the whole time. :

I'm glad you have such a positive attitude about it. Sounds like it wasn't too bad other than the pushing on your back and tearing. btdt. Bring home a sitz bath if they offer you one. Or just get in the tub several times a day.
Yes, to all of this.

My understanding of back labor is that it is pain in the back caused by the baby's spine pressing against your spine, and that is why it continues between contractions. So pain that subsides between contractions is not considered back labor - again, this is just my understanding. I've read of some women who feel contractions in their thighs of all the odd places, and not their uterus, so it makes sense one could feel contractions in their back too. In both my labors I felt contractions in my back as well as my uterus, but I had a lumbar fusion 15 years ago and have ongoing back issues, so I've always chalked it up to that. Oh, and my first baby was posterior, and I'm not sure about the second since she arrived before the mw made it, but I have HUGE hips (in the words of my doula for dd1), so lots of room for baby and therefore they weren't grinding against my spine. So no back pain in between contractions for me, thank goodness.

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the sensation of my spinal cord being slowly sawed in half. :
That's actually a pretty good description.

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Congratulations on your daughter! It sure sounds like back labor to me.

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I don't know about you, but I didn't feel anything in my UTERUS. :P Sorry, kind of busy with the sensation of my spinal cord being slowly sawed in half. :

Oh, and btw, she's beautiful!
OMG this was totally Paddy's birth!!! Like someone else mentioned, it was like being in transition the WHOLE TIME. Even though his WAS a traumatic hospital birth, I don't think I could have stuck it out at home either and probably would have transferred just like Sapphire Chan did.

She is sooooo cute!!!!!! Enjoy your baby girl! Fleur likes to eat her hands too, she frequently wakes up with one hand in her mouth and resists me moving it away (but then gets mad when she can't get the boob because her hand is in the way )
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She is absolutely beautiful Mama!!!

Sweet Lina!!

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