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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

LifeOfPee Wed 10-Jul-13 12:29:44

No. Neither time. Didn't pee either.

susiedaisy Wed 10-Jul-13 12:30:49

Yep peed and pooed with my first!

HarderToKidnap Wed 10-Jul-13 12:31:40

I've delivered hundreds of babies, can count on two hands those that didn't poo. I would say the vast majority of them didn't think they had pooed though!

ZipItShrimpy Wed 10-Jul-13 12:32:02

Didn't either time and I feel slightly disappointed I didn't! grin

joanna0211marie Wed 10-Jul-13 12:32:28

It's amazing how much you don't care either! I did warn them I needed a wee about 10 mins earlier

melliebobs Wed 10-Jul-13 12:33:53

Nope but I was unconscious at the time wink

TigerFeet Wed 10-Jul-13 12:35:16

I have no idea if I pooed or not. I have never asked, and no-one has ever told me. As for wee, I remember being perched over one of those cardboard hat things just before I got to the pushing stage and not being able to let it go. I suppose it must have come out at some point but again have no idea when.

StormyBrid Wed 10-Jul-13 12:40:19

I'm assured by my sister (who had an excellent view) that I didn't. And she would've told me if I had, as she's still annoyed I told het most people poo before she had her first, because it worried her rather a lot. I did go for a curry twenty four hours beforehand and spent most of early labour having a very thorough clear-out though.

meso Wed 10-Jul-13 12:40:41

I did and was mortified. Was trying to have a home birth and had my Mum, DH and 2 midwives there to witness the mortification. Wasn't just a teeny bit either as had awful constipation throughout whole pregnancy. Midwife was heard to utter 'god, those are bad, she's going to suffer after baby had arrived.' Thanks for that.

cantreachmytoes Wed 10-Jul-13 12:43:55

I didn't. BUT I did go down the castor oil route to try and start labour (42 weeks). It didn't work and the next morning I had the biggest and stickiest poo ever (think superglue) in the clinic (was overseas and in private room waiting for labour to start) and DH cleaned the loo as I didn't know what to do with it after flushing about 5 times and it not moving a millimetre. It took him AGES. I'm still mortified (as is he!) and is one of those things that neither of us really dares bring up!

I'd definitely rather poo when pushing - as at least its a good sign and DH wouldn't have to clean it up! smile

Poledra Wed 10-Jul-13 12:44:29

Dunno and have no desire to know. Made DH swear he'd never tell me, even if I asked, and he's kept schtum.

Strongly suspect I did, but prefer to be kept in the dark.

Shylepite Wed 10-Jul-13 12:49:30

Yep I pooed both times, I had been really worried about it before dc1 was born but when it happened I really didn't care. With dc2 I announced loudly that I was about to poo just before I did it! blush I think most women who say they didn't poo did but didn't realise they had.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 10-Jul-13 12:51:03

I soaked my midwife from head to toe!

joanna0211marie Wed 10-Jul-13 12:52:38

Weird question but what were your poos like after you'd given birth, I gave birth 5 weeks ago and ever since then they have been....imagine my tongue in my cheek....very long!

I did.

Didn't know due to epidural.

Sussed it when obstetrician hopped over to the sink with her runner in her hand and ran it under the tap, then she had to change gloves etc, and then back to work on me!

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 10-Jul-13 12:54:34

I didn't think so either time but now I am not so sure. I will ask DH tonight!

BadRoly Wed 10-Jul-13 12:56:17

I have no idea whether I did or not. Dc1 was elcs so assume not buy I was numb from the bottom if my ribs down. Suspect not with dc3 as I was stood up and dh caught her and he's never said anything. But no idea with dc2 and 4!

CoffeeandNumbers Wed 10-Jul-13 13:18:26

I gave birth three weeks ago and my poo is black, mainly because I'm on iron tablets. Frightened the hell out of me, didn't realise that would happen.

And yes I pooped during labour. It was quite a lot, and quite soft. I could feel it, but I also didn't give a shit, excuse the pun, dd's heart rate had dropped and it all went abit dramatic. The poor consultant doing the forceps! i feel like i owe him an apology!

joanna0211marie Wed 10-Jul-13 13:25:16

Lol yes I was in iron tablets too and noone warned me I'd be passing coal!

CheeseFondueRocks Wed 10-Jul-13 17:03:49

Neither peed nor pooed. Unless I did and didn't notice?

nannyl Wed 10-Jul-13 20:26:06

i was in the pool (where i stayed for over an hour after to deliver placenta)

i know i didnt poo!

Cavort Thu 11-Jul-13 08:46:14

I gave birth last Friday and was pushing hard for an hour so I would be surprised if I didn't poo, but I had an epidural so have no idea and I don't intend on ever asking DH. If I did the HCP's were very discreet about it.

Longdistance Thu 11-Jul-13 08:53:30

Dd1's birth I was far too constipated.

Dd2's birth, I'd had diahorrea, so had nothing left lol.

CheeryCherry Thu 11-Jul-13 08:57:56

I did...and still squirm at remembering the look of horror on the student Dr watching, he was shock for quite some time after blush sad

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