If your baby is turned around
with his or her back towards your spine, that's called a "posterior"
position. This positioning of the baby can cause labour to take longer
than usual as the baby usually must turn around before moving down. It
can also cause back pain ("back labour"). Read about how women have
coped with this situation, and how a trained labour supporter can help
with special techniques to help the baby to turn faster.
After a very
long posterior labour, Harlinah had her
first child with the support of her husband and two doulas.
Kara was planning a vaginal birth after a caesarean (VBAC)
for her second baby, but experienced complications during labour and had
a repeat caesarean birth. This time, however, her caesarean was a far
more positive experience.