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Old 04-08-2010, 09:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Pregnant with number 2 and curious about number 1's birth. He was posterior and all my labor pain was in my thighs. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Interesting.

DD1 was posterior and I didn't experience any thigh labor. DD2 was posterior, but rotated at the very last minute. I did experience cramping in my thighs before she was born--most likely before she turned. So, would that be prodromal thigh labor?

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Some women simply feel labor in their thighs. Strange, huh? Others feel it all in the front, low down near the cervix, in their back, or a combination of these. I don't know that it means you'll experience it in your thighs again or not, but it is considered to be a variation of normal (if that's reassuring at all).

Here's another thread that talks about it:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=999257

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With my first, I had horrible pains in my thighs all throughout labor, she was posterior as well and I assumed that was what was causing the pain. The pain radiated down the sides of my hips and into my thighs. My second was born via c-section so I was not able to experience labor with him. Interestingly enough, I just had a missed miscarriage and after waiting a few weeks, took cytotec. Cytotec brought on strong contractions, and once again I felt very painful contractions throughout my thighs.
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My second son was anterior and I had "thigh labor" with him. It was horrible.

FWIW, my next labor was not like that at all.

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My MIL always describes her labors like that. She had four children, but I think it was only with the last two.

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So I am not the only one. I never knew it was even a possibility till I went into labor and my thighs hurt like hell with every contraction for the whole 12 hours. Hopefully the next one is different.

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I had the same thigh labor. I have talked to a couple of people about that and it turns out that their is a homeopathic remedy that is effective for "misdirected labor". I forget what it is called - try googling it!
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I definitely had thigh labor. No positioning problems either.

But I also always feel my menstrual cramps in my thighs as well.
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Had thigh labor during early labor with my first. It was actually not so bad, walking through the contractions really made them manageable. Once I got into heavy active labor, the pain migrated to my stomach, and THAT was hard! (Not sure if there were any postioning problems, it was a hospy birth so I wasn't really clued in)

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