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#1 of 4 Old 02-24-2005, 12:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm 36 weeks pregnant today (yeah!) and of course I'm starting to have back pain when I'm sleeping and sometimes when I'm awake. Does that mean that I'm going to have back labor in a few weeks?

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No - it shouldn't mean that! Back labor happens when your baby is posterior (baby's back is facing your back). This happened with me. He ended up turning at the last second and was born anterior (back facing my front) but for all of my labor he was posterior and so I had back labor. Back pain at the end of pregnancy is just a normal part of all the ways we feel uncomfortable at the end. Take care and congrats on being at the final stretch!
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It seems pretty normal to me, but my neighbor assured me that she only had back pain with her son who was born posterior.

I'm going to quit listening to people.

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Your back pain is prolly due to baby being posterior - s/he likes to lay on his/her back too, when you are. Most babies turn before/during labor, so they're not "sunny side up". There are positions you can use to encourage turning and put some relief on your back right now. Sleeping on your side rather than your back should help (use rolled up towels/washcloths to support your belly and back, if needed). You can also do "cat cows" to encourage turning. The use of hot or cold packs on your back can encourage baby to turn as well.

If you're really concerned about back labor, you may want to considering hiring a doula to be your companion during birth. She should know additional techniques to help turn a baby during labor, as well as things that can be done to alleviate back labor and help that baby move through the BC.
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