I pooed, did you?

(90 Posts)
joanna0211marie Wed 10-Jul-13 12:27:58

I pooped in labour and had no idea until dh kindly let me know a few days later, I know I peed because I asked the midwife if it was my waters, nope just pee! This was all at the pushing stage though so I can be forgiven

audweb Sat 27-Jul-13 23:30:59

I'm pretty sure I did, mostly because I could hear the student midwife asking the midwife something about wipes/cleaning, and she replied, in case of/or for the faeces. I didn't care at the time, but I really wish they hadn't had that conversation because it made me and my OH aware (he was up the head end!)

DanceLikeJohnTravoltaNow Sat 27-Jul-13 23:15:58

I assume so, I felt the midwife wipe my arse anyway. Oh the shame, although I didn't care at the time!

chubbychipmonk Sat 27-Jul-13 23:11:17

Yep, both times.

Wasn't aware first time until DH told me.

Second time I knew I had done it & the poor student midwife who was obviously instructed to just quietly remove it & not make a fuss stood with it in her hand & a look of horror on her face! shock

Lutrine Sat 27-Jul-13 03:36:22

Only little bits as labour had begun that morning with a really good clear out! I put this down to the curry I'd had the night before until I realised the cramps were regular ha ha! My poor husband cleaned the pool we'd hired out and has not once mentioned its contents though!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 23-Jul-13 21:17:38

Ahh. I see.
It was a bit of a shock, I tell you that!

sweetkitty Tue 23-Jul-13 21:16:20

Do they not have to check for tears/damage in your rectum?

First time round they stuck painkillers up my arse.

Msbluesky32 Tue 23-Jul-13 18:54:37

Imtoo they did with me too...and I asked...turns out I'd given myself piles and they popping everything back in. Nice.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Tue 23-Jul-13 18:40:59

I did.

And someone stuck their finger up my arse.

They never said why.

sweetkitty Tue 23-Jul-13 18:38:20

Pooed with nos 1 & 2, DD2 was a home birth DP cleaned the poo up. Nos 3 & 4 I didn't poo but I didn't actively push them out, it was more like my body expelled them in 2 contractions no bearing down and pushing.

Msbluesky32 Tue 23-Jul-13 18:27:46

Yes, after two hours of pushing every two minutes its a darn miracle my bowel didn't appear along with it!

Secretswitch Tue 23-Jul-13 17:54:27

I did with my second child. I birthed at home in bed. Midwife wrote in notes " diorhhoea x2". I would not have known otherwise as she and dh had grace not to mention it to me.

EugenesAxe Tue 23-Jul-13 17:48:42

I definitely pooed both times. MW said I hadn't the second time but I saw it in amongst all the blood and gunk on the sheet she removed.

No-one with a delicate constitution should be reading this!

gaggiagirl Tue 23-Jul-13 17:44:54

I didn't but DD pooed all over me when she popped out it was that black tar like stuff and was a nightmare to get off.

GoshAnneGorilla Tue 23-Jul-13 16:54:52

I pooped. Only a little rabbit dropping, but as I was pushing out a very chunky Dd, I did not care. The midwife discretely wrapped it in some paper towel and threw it away.

lookingfoxy Mon 22-Jul-13 23:12:02

I think I pooed loads with the first, I had been a constipated so the poor midwives had a lot to deal with!
Got induced with 2nd and had big poo that morning and had been regular so thought I might escape it then, but no chance and of course with me on the gas and air I started shouting oh it stinks it stinks, so no chance of hiding it from dp blush

91chloejp Mon 22-Jul-13 03:17:59

I love this thread. No one talks about thia at Mum's and baby's groups.

I had a water birth with DS so I know I didn't poo but my mum did tell me that while I was pushing she was thinking "please don't poo, please don't poo"

TwoTearsInABucket Sun 21-Jul-13 13:46:45

Didn't poo with DS (was EmCS), Didn't poo with DD but kept saying I'm going to poo rather manically. I didn't, I had a baby instead.

But I did have a homemade enema after DS, as pooing after a CS and on lots of iron tablets was impossible. DH helped blush

makemineamalibuandpineapple Sun 21-Jul-13 12:33:16

Yes I pooed but ex-husband didn't tell me until a couple of years later thank goodness as I would have been very embarrassed. I think we were watching a woman giving birth on tv at the time and she did it and that was when I asked if I did it blush

Dylanlovesbaez Sun 21-Jul-13 11:48:46

I did afterwards. They were just about to sort me out when I felt it and smelled it. I cannot imagine what my face looked like at that point. Dp was in recovery room with dd so he didn't see!

MamaChubbyLegs Sat 20-Jul-13 17:16:15

I didn't. It was the only thing I was prepared for!

I did wee everywhere though. Several times blush

hurricanewyn Thu 18-Jul-13 16:51:04

Not with DS but did with DD - I started crying "waah, I just pooooooeeeddd." The midwife assured me I didn't - kept saying she couldn't see it, as did DH.

I asked a few weeks later & he did say he'd never seen it, but there had been a very quick & discreet pad change while I was pushing.

Don't know why it bothered me so much at the time. Not like I hadn't enough to be worrying about smile

PearlyWhites Thu 18-Jul-13 16:37:37

Yes with dc 4 it was a shock !

CuppaSarah Thu 18-Jul-13 15:12:32

I had the squits throughout my latent phase bit, and literally could not hold anything down throughout. By the time proper labour came round(20 hours later) there was nothing left to poo. I think I did an elegant petite little turdette while I pushed though.

quickchat Tue 16-Jul-13 21:06:22

Yep, In an ambulance, on my all fours. I don't want to talk about it though!

BotBotticelli Tue 16-Jul-13 13:47:54

yep, deffo pooed during the 90 minute push-a-thon involved in getting my 9lb 3oz DS1 out!! There was significant blackish meconium in my waters as well though, so to this day I just like to claim it was meconium all over my leg when I demanded that DH should grab my thigh and hold it back/up to help me bear down.

He frequently refers to it as 'that time i held your pooey leg' hmm

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