so they say a lot of women poo during labour but.....
I have read over and over that most women will poo during labour/pushing but half the time you dont know you have and they quickly just clean it up but what happens when you are pushing in the birthing pool and you poo.... sorry for the topic but it is really starting to play on my mind as im considering a water birth and dont want to be embarrassed but floaters
Has anyone experienced this or what is everyones. Experiences of pooing during labour. I had a forceps fir my first and have no idea if I squeezed out a poo
Yes most women poop during the pushing phase because you're pushing on everything. You likely won't feel it because of all the other sensations going on down there. Nurse will just clean it up and it's no big deal. I know thinking of pooping in front of people seems really horrible and embarrassing, but really, in the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal at all. The nurses have seen it before and lots of things are going to be exiting your vagina/anus while giving birth (blood, fluids, a baby, pee).
I pooped both times, didn't care either time. With my second son I pooped literally in my husband's face, we actually laugh about it
I'm pretty sure I didn't, but I think I cleaned everything out a bit before. I asked DH and he said I didn't. I couldn't really see down there and he was watching, but I guess he could have missed it if he was too busy looking at Taylor.
At our birthing class we were told to bring our own sieve if we want a water birth! Apparently it's their way of ensuring that there's no contamination between you and the next person and saves the nhs money.
That reminds me, I'd best go and buy a new one!
I did. I couldn't stop. I hadn't pooped in 9 months (well, not well anyway! lol) and I felt like it was all coming out at that very moment. The person who's delivering actually sees it as a good sign because it means you're pushing in the right spot. Unfortunately, you have to push as if you're pooping... so it's very, very, very common for poo to come out, too.
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