A birth ball is great to use as it corrects your posture to avoid excess back strain. Its recommended to change positions about every 20 mins or so. Also, pressure on your lower back during contractions helps pass the pain!
Have you thought of using Egyptian Magic as a massage balm? Its oily texture is perfect to massage on skin AND you'll get super hydrated skin at the same time. natural and clean formula. Please let us know if you tried and how it worked for you!