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Pooing in childbirth

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legalalien Wed 14-Nov-12 20:05:52

Ds and his friend (both 7) have been having a lengthy discussion while watching the football, I haven't been listening.

... "Mummy? Mummy? It can't happen, can it"

"What, dear?"

"If you were having a baby and the poo came out at the same time and the baby could get poo on it."

"Oh yes, dear, it happens quite often, actually"

<silence. Saucer eyes. Jaws literally dropped>

<small voice>. "Really?"


"Uuugggh that's disgusting, I am so glad I am not having a baby in my tummy...."

I've scarred them for life haven't I? smile

CharleeWarlee Wed 14-Nov-12 20:20:50

I wonder how he would have reacted if you replied 'You got some poo on you when you were born'

legalalien Wed 14-Nov-12 20:40:58

I can answer that as he asked me and I told him that I didn't. His friend is going to ask his mum.....

CharleeWarlee Wed 14-Nov-12 20:45:38

Oh dear lol...

MyLastDuchess Sun 18-Nov-12 09:59:57

The first thing my DS did when born and laid on my chest was to poo on me ... I will have that to hold against him if he asks me the same questions as your DS asked you!!!

NAR4 Sun 18-Nov-12 15:02:35

I am a youth worker and was rather mortified at work recently when one of the young ladies loudly announced to everyone that women poo whilst pushing their babies out. I had to not only admit it true, but also admit that yes I had, to several dozen curious (and rather horrified) teenagers. It has now become a popular talking subject (among the young people) with lots of what if synarios being suggested.

It really was my preference not to spend my pregnancy discussing with teenagers the possibilities of pooing whilst in labour. blush

VisualiseAHorse Sun 18-Nov-12 15:52:40

Apparently I pooed on myself when I was born - handed to my mum covered in shite.

rogersmellyonthetelly Sun 18-Nov-12 16:05:38

Just tell him the truth, that new babies poo on themselves all the time and it's fine, because like everything else, sick, snot, felt pen ( yes, my ds did draw all over his newborn sister) it washes off, and everything will be just peachy after a nice bath.

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