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    I just remembered something else about posterior labour... the 'couplet' contractions!! The midwife told me it's common with posterior babies as your body is trying to turn them or something?? It's two contractions super close together (second one is worse) and then a bit of a break.. definitely happened to me. Oh gosh maybe I'm not ready for baby number 2 yet haha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fi Poledancer View Post
    I just remembered something else about posterior labour... the 'couplet' contractions!! The midwife told me it's common with posterior babies as your body is trying to turn them or something?? It's two contractions super close together (second one is worse) and then a bit of a break.. definitely happened to me. Oh gosh maybe I'm not ready for baby number 2 yet haha!!
    Yes!! This happened to me! I didn't know it was a posterior thing though. I had a good minute or so between my contractions- even in the pushing stage. Wow, there you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fi Poledancer View Post
    I just remembered something else about posterior labour... the 'couplet' contractions!! The midwife told me it's common with posterior babies as your body is trying to turn them or something?? It's two contractions super close together (second one is worse) and then a bit of a break.. definitely happened to me. Oh gosh maybe I'm not ready for baby number 2 yet haha!!
    This makes me think ds was posterior during labour. He was up until 39 weeks then moved. Maybe he moved back? I had strange contractions like that and contractions on top of each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fi Poledancer View Post
    I just remembered something else about posterior labour... the 'couplet' contractions!! The midwife told me it's common with posterior babies as your body is trying to turn them or something?? It's two contractions super close together (second one is worse) and then a bit of a break.. definitely happened to me. Oh gosh maybe I'm not ready for baby number 2 yet haha!!
    Oh yes you are ha ha! I actually chatted to my OB about a 'next time' (even though we are def not having any more lol), wandering if this same thing is likely to happen because there had been talk of my narrow pelvic shape making it harder for Bub to turn etc. She said no next time would be easier because this Bub has opened it up just that little bit more.

    Unsure if I had couplet contractions, I was so far in the 'zone' I wasn't really aware of what was going on or how long etc. I should ask DH he would know, I remember yelling at him to come back every time he left me (to fetch jelly beans for me/change music/get water etc), he held me through every single contraction. I also needed his warm hands pressed firmly on my lower back/hip area.

    I definitely had these with DS1 which makes me think he was posterior also (he also had asynclitic head, eventually ended in emergency c).

    The worst thing really is the tail bone pain I felt after, really only starting to ease now. I thought I had broken my coccyx at one point!

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    my sister was my support person for my posterior birth and she did that hand thing lol, I didnt even ask she just instinctually did it
    I dont think I had those contractions though, mine were normal but wacking my back alot, felt like someone punching me in the back lol

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    My labour started posterior but DS turned. I still remember the back pain. Heat and pressure were the only things that felt better.

    I am sorry but I keep getting a picture in my head of doing a headstand to move bub back up to 'reset' position lol. If only it were that easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    My labour started posterior but DS turned. I still remember the back pain. Heat and pressure were the only things that felt better.

    I am sorry but I keep getting a picture in my head of doing a headstand to move bub back up to 'reset' position lol. If only it were that easy!
    Oh I know DH questioned the midwife about inversions and using a rebozo but she said he was far too deeply engaged for that to work. Not that I was in any way capable of doing any of that at that stage!! Omg 😂

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    @AdornedWithCats the contractions coming on top of eachother is so hard! Mine from the start were only 2 mins apart but at first only lasted 30 seconds. Then when they got longer they got further apart. Weird! @sunnygirl75 ouch on the tailbone! For some reason I never got the crazy back pain just my tummy hurt SO BAD! And I wouldn't let DH touch me haha

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