Did you poop while giving birth?

Did you poop while giving birth?

BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
After I had given birth to my daughter I was hanging out with my best friend at the time and she asked me if I had pooped during the delivery. I hadn't, but I know that it does happen....after all there's kind of a factor of 5-9lbs or so pressing on the rectum. Just curious about the percentage of the time that it happens. And the feelings that you have about it.
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Yes, and it was embarrassing!
Yes, and it's no big deal.
1  (33%)
No
2  (67%)
Total votes: 3
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06/10/2013
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This Is For The Birds This Is For The Birds
With my first born I did not. Since it was my first and I was young, 19, I was worried that I would and it would be embarrassing, but I was thankful after that I didn't.

With my second I did however and I told everyone I was going to, hehe. As you can see I was less worried. Once it got closer to time I knew I had to poop, but since I was so close to delivering my amazing midwife (I had her for my first pregnancy also) did not want me to sit on the toilet and poop, just incase I pushed too hard and had the baby. Since I was more comfortable with this delivery than I was my first, in more ways than one (no pain killers for either one), I blatantly told my doctor and everyone else that was there that I was pushing and that I was going to poop, and if they didn't want to see it I suggest that not look, everyone laughed at me.

I understand that this might embarrass some people, hell if it would of happened delivering my first child, I probably would have cried, but it is something that just happens. You're pushing a 5-9 pound baby out of your vagina and you pretty much have no control over anything.
06/10/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I hope I don't. I'm going to have a Waterbirth and I sure don't want to sit in my own feces. *shudder*
06/10/2013
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Quote:
Originally posted by This Is For The Birds
With my first born I did not. Since it was my first and I was young, 19, I was worried that I would and it would be embarrassing, but I was thankful after that I didn't.

With my second I did however and I told everyone I was going to, ...
Agreed, that things would be different the second time around. And if I'd have known my doctor was going to perform an episiotomy with NO WARNING, I think I might have pooped on him on purpose, lol.
06/10/2013
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
I hope I don't. I'm going to have a Waterbirth and I sure don't want to sit in my own feces. *shudder*
I think the midwife/doula would clean things up. I can't imagine they'd let the baby be born into water with feces because of contamination issues. Then again, some births are pretty quick so if it all came out at once I guess there wouldn't be time?? I'd ask about this ahead of time.
06/10/2013
Rarity Rarity
Ooh I'm curious about this too!

I'm super far from thinking about having children, but I feel like with my luck I'll poop during delivery. It seems like one of those things that happens if it happens. I'd imagine you'd be at a "can't give any more fucks" stage if you're birthing a baby through your lady canal.
06/10/2013
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