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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 2, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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