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Getting to the hospital with diarrhea in labour

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EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 14:57:17

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MrsCouchman Fri 06-Jun-14 15:41:59

I had bad v&d when in labour, but tbh I couldn't concentrate on anything other than the pain on the drive! I feel air you tho, this happens to me semi regularly and I've ended up in some embarrassing situations, thankfully I have very understanding friends! X

EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 15:50:43

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MrsCouchman Fri 06-Jun-14 17:07:38

Just have plenty of imodiam to hand, you'll probably find your so preoccupied with labour you won't think about it at all x it's always the run up to something that's the worst x

EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 18:31:23

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BravePotato Fri 06-Jun-14 18:35:25

I had it dreadfully, and no you can't control it when you are in labour. Nobody can. Most women poo when in labour and aren't aware of it ( ask any doc!)

The good thing for me was I was completely empty before I needed to push, so was spared to pooing on the floor bit!

The great thing about being in labour is you won't give a shit wink, you really won't

onedogatoddlerandababy Fri 06-Jun-14 18:39:12

Is a home birth off the cards? Just thinking that removing the anxiety of having to get to hospital/be in unfamiliar surroundings when in labour might help with the nervousness a bit smile

MissSmiley Fri 06-Jun-14 18:44:34

Wait until the pooing stops. Bowel empty. Go to hosp. 10cm on arrival. Delivery within 10 mins.

EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 18:52:19

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EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 18:55:15

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KatharineClover Fri 06-Jun-14 22:51:42

I have IBS, but not as extremely as you do. In early labour (at hospital) with my son, I ended up on the loo for over 45 mins with the most thorough bowel emptying I have ever experienced (sorry tmi!). I felt like the contractions triggered a response with my stomach - I guess for you this would likely happen early in labour before you leave the house, so leave for hospital after?
I also travelled to hospital with extreme d & v (and my 5 week old baby, as I had fainted, dropped him and hit my head) - I sat on a bin bag and took spare clothes. No accidents thankfully, and definitely not glamorous, but it did the trick!
Have you considered getting the hypnobirthing CDs to calm you for labour? I have them and they are wonderful for relaxation.

Sleepysheepsleeping Fri 06-Jun-14 23:00:27

I also have IBS that is triggered by stress, not as predictable as you by the sounds of it but baaaad when I get it and had a really thorough emptying out for days before my labour, also had repeated vomiting (I often get nerve/stress vomiting in conjunction). I had the worst bout the night before I went I to labour, went into labour that night and didn't poo at all throughout my labour! You may well experience it worst in early labour or before contractions start as it's really common to have a clear out before labour from what I hear and if you think about, it you react to the labour hormones with stress it's likely to happen in early labour as things get going rather than at the time critical get to hosp now!
Would really re commend hypnobirthing in conjunction with a book by Juju Sundon, birth skills, to have a less stressful labour, also pregnancy yoga some of the relaxation exercises would help you so you don't react with such stressful way to the labour starting, i found the relaxation stuff really helpful.
Oh and labour pains are v v similar to IBS pains, often easier in my opinion as you get a break from them between contractions!

EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 23:22:32

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Bindibach Fri 06-Jun-14 23:30:09

Try not to worry about the pooing in labour. It happens to most of us. My poor husband had to wipe mine up at one point. O the shame! But he does laugh about it even now, 24 years later.

Sleepysheepsleeping Fri 06-Jun-14 23:31:47

Just seen this is your third, I do honestly think IBS pain can be worse than contractions sometimes,
maybe not that all on top of each other baby coming v soon transition but definitely worse than a lot of contractions as a whole and it's not a natural pain unlike labour ie in labour you know you're meant to be in pain and it's getting the baby out which I always found v comforting whereas more panicked with IBS pain .

EllaBella220 Fri 06-Jun-14 23:53:59

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aroha77 Sat 07-Jun-14 00:19:50

I wonder if, as you know it's definitely stress-related, some hypnotherapy sessions would help? Xx

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