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Back to back- my birth story

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annie11 Wed 26-Dec-12 21:21:09

Just thought I'd share and hope it reassures someone! My first labour was very textbook so I assumed that the second will be the same, so had a shock of my life when I arrived on labour ward in what everyone assumed was early labour to be told baby was back to back! ( little madam was in perfect position at the antenatal appointment 5 days early!) I heard that back to back means horrible labour, complications and tears so was pretty terrified and apprehensive.

To spare you the gory details, she was born in 37 minutes from the start of active labour, just gas and air, and a small tear that didn't need stitches. I won't say it wasn't painful- but the dreaded back pain wasn't too bad!

Hope this helps someone- you feel like all you get is horror stories when you're pregnant! smile

Terrywoganstrousers Wed 26-Dec-12 22:52:30

Thanks for this, reassuring me about my home birth - my dc keeps spinning round between ROA/LOA and posterior and I have to say I have been worrying.

NeedlesCuties Thu 27-Dec-12 10:37:06

Same here, OP smile

My 2nd DC was born weighing 9lb 1oz, just with gas and air after only pushing for 45 mins. She was back to back - which they didn't know till she appeared!!

Was sore, but not more than my first labour with a baby in a 'correct' position.

clickingtock Thu 27-Dec-12 11:11:27

Thanks so much OP and others. I'm also 39 wks with a spinning Lizzy or Luke (but nicely engaged) and after great first home birth don't imagine I can rest on my laurels with no2.

Enjoy your newborn snuggles. thankssmile

mumtoAG Thu 27-Dec-12 18:47:15

Thank you! I'm currently overdue with dc2, and have been quite worried about being back to back. It's really good to know it can be ok! Enjoy all the cuddles, I hope you're getting some sleep!

annie11 Fri 28-Dec-12 00:23:08

Good luck everyone, please come back and tell me how it went!

Oh and what's this sleep thing you talk about? smile

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