klone just about covered it all! :) The only other thing I would add is-if for any reason the patient has to be (or wants to be) in bed and lying on her back-have her bend her knees with feet flat on the bed, place your hands just under her knees and apply pressure-almost as if you're trying to push her femur farther into her hips (OK, don't really do that, just imagine that's what your doing-just far less pressure) ; ) Also, for back labor, sterile water papules. I have used these many times and have never had an unsuccessful experience-every woman has had significant relief for about two hours. While mama is in the tub, get a graduated cylinder or some other container and fill it with warm water from the tub and pour slowly in a clockwise motion over her tummy during contractions.
Just to name a few.