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I pooed, did you?

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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

CheeryCherry Thu 11-Jul-13 09:00:13

Harder that makes me feel a bit better...

elQuintoConyo Thu 11-Jul-13 09:02:29

I pood. I had an epidural so didn't feel anything - but the stench! Holy cow! It was dealt with swiftly. I didn't really care, the whole birth was a frightning shitstorm ahem so that was the least of my worries.

MsIngaFewmarbles Thu 11-Jul-13 09:02:43

A lot of people poo and will never know. One of my first skills learnt on birthing unit placement was how to discreetly change the pads without the woman or her partner noticing why. smile

Saku Thu 11-Jul-13 19:56:45

I did poo..blush not pee .. same case as OnTheBottomWithAWomansWeekly . Got epidural so didn't know what was happening down there..but as my midwife was changing gloves going to sink in between.. therefore I asked to my DH who was standing next to me then he just nodded his head.. but it looked like he didnt care about it and his full concentration was on our DS and to encourage me smile

karinmaria Thu 11-Jul-13 20:09:05

I don't think so... I know I peed because baby got covered in it and my DH made jokes about golden showers (which should have been really inappropriate but somehow hilarious when on pethedine).

Hawkmoth Thu 11-Jul-13 20:13:21

Not the third time, which is strange cos she was much bigger than my first two.

GrandPoohBah Thu 11-Jul-13 20:15:16

Nope. I had a big clear out in the early stages of labour and so I was able to push unimpeded grin

I actually found that being pregnant made me more regular rather than constipated - obviously the baby wriggling next to my colon helped everything move through. Didn't avoid the post-pushing piles though hmm

fishandmonkey Thu 11-Jul-13 20:16:05

yes i pooed. quite a lot i think. poor nurse. she assured me that anyone who says they didn't with their first is either lying or was lied to.

Vajigglejaggle Thu 11-Jul-13 20:19:35

I think I might have done but DH says I didn't. I did have a thorough clear out a few hours befor though so there might not have been anything left to poop ou!

RNJ3007 Thu 11-Jul-13 20:20:06

I didn't, but I only pushed 3 times... I did however pee epically on every contraction for the last 10-15 mins before I delivered! The midwife couldn't help but laugh and ask when it was all coming from!

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Jul-13 20:21:31

I have no idea
if I did then my midwife and dh didn't tell me

which is nice

TwllBach Thu 11-Jul-13 20:23:16

I've not had a baby yet, but can I ask a question?

If you do, do they, you know, wipe your arse for you? <blushes> doesn't it go everywhere?

That is the single scariest thing, for me, about childbirth.

Zyn Thu 11-Jul-13 20:23:50

I did! first clue was when I smelt it. Omg.

BrianTheMole Thu 11-Jul-13 20:27:50

I did with the first. No idea with the second, but probably.

AmberLeaf Thu 11-Jul-13 20:32:54


I only knew that I did the first time because someone wiped for me! I remember her wiping and saying 'don't worry about a thing' I remember think 'I don't care'!

Not sure about 2nd and 3rd times, but I did notice some rather deft pad removals/changes so probably!

MsGee Thu 11-Jul-13 20:32:57

DH said that the room looked like a rabbit hutch once I'd finished.

The midwives kept saying "at least she's pushing in the right place" grin

WandaDoff Thu 11-Jul-13 20:39:05

I did with my two DS'. I didn't with DD.

Third time lucky I guess.

Overcooked Thu 11-Jul-13 20:42:57

In the pool:

Me: I'm gonna poo
Midwife: no you're not, it's just the baby coming
Repeat twice then
Midwife to the assistant: can you get the sieve please?

Yep, I pooed and peed. First time i didn't though, I asked, and I was catheterised as I was a wee refuser, too many drugs first time round.

tunnocksteacake Thu 11-Jul-13 20:46:17

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IShallCallYouSquishy Thu 11-Jul-13 20:49:15

Yep! And I know I did.

My DH lied to me and said I hadn't but I can remember seeing it.

Nice confused

SchroSawMargeryDaw Thu 11-Jul-13 20:56:13

Pooed the first time, every 2 bloody minutes for ages, I apparently pooed on the Obs hand who was using forceps on me (serves him right wink ) but they had given me a rather large dose of lactulose then decided to take me to be induced about 30 minutes later. hmm

I didn't second time and DP tells me I didn't as well as I thought I may just not have noticed. I didn't push or labour for very long though and DS2 was a teeny 4lb 8oz and I had a major clear out a day earlier so that may have helped. grin

RhondaJean Thu 11-Jul-13 21:01:12


Schro I have been looking for you...I knew you must have had the baby -it's another boy! Congrats. How are you?

SchroSawMargeryDaw Thu 11-Jul-13 21:20:09

Haha! I disappeared for a while, sorry! smile

Thank you, yes another boy and he was 5 weeks early and teeny but I had a fairly lovely birth this time at least! grin I'm good now thanks, was a bit battered after he was born as I lost an awful lot of blood and ended up in theatre but I'm feeling really happy now. smile

How have you been?

<apologies about thread hijack> grin

LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Thu 11-Jul-13 21:24:00

No with my first my body had a clear out by its self and second I'd been just before my contractions stared (fast lavours)

RhondaJean Thu 11-Jul-13 21:28:14

I have been good, apart from a torn calf muscle so no gym and am now as fat as butter. It's almost healed thank heavens before I need to get the bed reinforced haha.

So glad to see you back, mega congratulations on your wee one, I had a37 weeker and a 32 weeker, teeny babies are amazing xx

(sorry, I didn't poo either time btw)

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