my second labour was much, much LESS painful than my first..
i was similar to you.. was doing great until the back labour with my first.. it was so hard to stay on top of it all..
with my second, no back labour.. not pain free, but in comparison, it was a breeze!! with my second, i also had a doula in addition to my midwife, i found this to be fabulous, i felt so well taken care of!
Momma to K ('01), E ('03) and A ('07)
Proud Gestational Surrogate to N (15/01/15)