As you approach your due date, you're likely running every possible scenario of labor through your mind. You're reveling in the joy of finally holding your baby and, possibly, dreading the possibility of back labor. Although back labor is rumored to be worse than "regular labor" pain, it generally varies from person to person. But knowing a few tricks on how to alleviate the pain of back labor — because it won't be pleasant — can help you be prepared should the pain be focused in your back.
I experienced back labor in both of my labors, and in the spirit of transparency, it wasn't any worse than any unmediated other pain that I felt. However, some women claim the pain is worse, while others say it isn't as bad as regular labor pains.
According to Baby Center, back labor is usually due to the pressure of baby's head against your lower back as they enter the birth canal. It can occur during contractions or in between them and is sometimes very intense and difficult to alleviate. There isn't much you can do to prevent back labor, but there are a few helpful positions that may alleviate it. If you're experiencing back pain, laying on your back is the worst thing you can do, so experiment with new positions and find what helps the most for you.