Back labor

Solving The Problem Of Back Labor

What are you dealing with … a posterior baby and ?

  • Trying to prevent back labor?
  • Hoping to cope or deal with back labor?

The families who developed Birthing Better skills focused primarily on coping, dealing with, managing, work through, staying on top of and in control if they had back labor. Why’s that?

There’s no way to know what your birth will be like so you actually have no idea whether you’ll have back labor or not.

However, Birthing Better families also developed a full range of skills to open, create space, softness and mobility in both the bony pelvis and soft pelvis as well as preparing the birth canal.

We still didn’t know what the labor was going to be like but having an open pelvis made common sense.

The absolutely best way to prevent or deal with back labor

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As women we’ve passed on crazy ways to prevent or reduce back labor. We have to get rid of the nonsense and use common sense and real skills that work. You have the right to know what has been wrong and how to do that is right.


  • Kegels/Pelvic Floor … You do not want to be tight inside to give birth. INSTEAD You need to be open, create space, mobile and soft in both your bony pelvis and soft pelvis. Do Kegels prior to pregnancy. Up to 24 weeks and after birth but NOT FOR BIRTH. Your baby is a big object. Make it easier not harder.
  • Spinning or turning your baby … If you want to spend heaps of Time trying then go ahead but 99% of all posterior babies will turn spontaneously prior to labor, during 1st stage or in 2nd stage. Back labor is due to the relative fit of your baby’s head into your bony and soft pelvis. Internal tension or tight fit will cause your baby to push your sacrum outward. INSTEAD you need to learn to create space in your pelvis, create a mobile sacrum, create pliability in the soft tissue inside your birth canal.
  • Hands and knees position: Getting on your hands in knees to relieve back labor succeeds by moving your baby out of your pelvis and delaying your labor for hours. INSTEAD learn to mobilise your sacrum as well as Directed Breathing to open your pelvis with your breathing
  • Counter pressure on the sacrum: Here’s the toss up. Your pain may be reduce as you close off the space your baby is trying to create: INSTEAD use skills such as The Hip Lift, Sacral Manouevre (or both), Kate’s Cat and the Pelvic Clock to create space and help your baby come down and through. Your back labor will be gone once your baby passes the narrowest space.

Skills found in no other childbirth method

Birthing Better Comprehensive skills online course has …


  1. PRACTICAL PREPARATION HANDS-ON SKILLS: How to create space, mobility and softness in your pelvis and baby’s birth passage: Hip Lift, Sacral Manoeuvre, Sit-Bone Spread, Tailbone Movement, Mapping Your Pelvis, Pubic Arch Spread, The Pelvic Clock, Internal Work, Kate’s Cat and Baby Friendly Positions
  2. PRACTICAL BIRTH MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Skills to cope, deal with, work through, manage, stay on top of and remain in control over labor contraction pains: Sustainable-Directed Breathing,  Deep Touch Relaxation, Non-verbal/Verbal Communication, Internal Work and Positive/Negative Voice and how-to bring the body skills into birth as needed.
  3. SOFT SKILLS: These are the skills that tie the hands-on and practical skills together throughout your labor: 5 Phases of Contractions, 2 Birthing Behaviours, 2 Birth Plans, Tension, Relaxation, Dealing With Pain, Staying in NOW and Progressing Labor 

You can check out all the Comprehensive skills

Also receive 3 emails that share skills
from the three skill-sets

Subsequent emails:

  • Email ONE: Get an overview of both your bony pelvis and soft pelvis
  • Email TWO: Learn about your positive and negative internal voice
  • Email THREE: Be introduced to your two birthing behaviours
  • Email FOUR: Of course … an offer for you!
Create space in your pelvis

Let's help you reduce, prevent or deal with back labor

Birthing Better families are keen to share their skills