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Back Labor

Back labor occurs during labor and delivery if your baby is positioned in the birth canal with the back of his or her head pressing against your spine. Back labor can cause severe, persistent low back pain.

Last Revised: November 13, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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