Had my second sweep today and the midwife thinks the baby has gone back to back. She’s told me to get on the birthing ball, avoid the sofa and spend as much time on my hands and knees as possible. I made the mistake of googling back to back birth stories and now I’m terrified. I’m booked for induction on Thursday, I had my heart set on an active labour with no monitoring and now I feel like it’s not gonna happen. Has anyone got a positive back to back story? Anyone induced with a back to back baby?
DD was back to back, didn’t realise I was labour as didn’t get contractions just a bad back ache. Luckily waters had broken and I’d gone to make sure they were clear else I’d not have known I was in labour. Had gas and air and meptid.
My second baby switched to back to back during labour. He was born the right way around. I was not continually monitored - he was born in a birth centre - and honestly it was fine. It was one of my good births. Yeah that extra pressure around back isn't exactly a treat, but it wasn't a problem. Make sure you have a Tens machine to take the edge off. Good luck.
I've delivered all of mine back to back, some of them were inductions including one I was mobile throughout and delivered standing up. I can't tell you what it likes compared to not back to back as mine have all been like that no matter what I did with a birthing ball. Good Luck for Thursday.
All 3 of mine were back to back. Ds1 was the trickiest, but dd was 9lb 9oz and was a fairly easy labour. Ds2 was just over an hour labour and easiest of all. I had gas & air. Both boys were born looking up, dd turned on the way out.
My first was (didn’t know til she was born), water birth in an mlu, 12 hours start to finish and about 3 active labour - extremely painful compared to my second non back to back but totally doable with only gas and air / water
DS was back to back 9lb 1.5 . All the contractions were in my back which I actually found more bearable than normal contractions with DD. I laboured at home until fully dilated, only just made it to hospital. Had gas n air and very quick delivery. He did turn at the end so was born right way up but it was a good labour.
My first was back to back. I found the pain easier to manage/soothe being in my back (where as 2nd was all in pelvis and agony) birthing ball did wonders to ease pressure, bath helped and tens machine was amazing on my back.
I had no other pain relief and straight forward delivery, the whole thing was super quick for a 1st.