Does this really happen?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-05-2013
Does this really happen?
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:00am

My MIL was telling me that the hospital gives you an enema while you are in the early stages of labor.  My BFF says that is not the case.  Which is true?  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Fri, 01-31-2014 - 2:50pm

Both. During your MIL's era, they did do that, along with doing an episiotomy and putting in a couple of "Love stiches" (extra stiches to make a woman tighter but actually just made sex uncomforable). Thankfully they've stopped doing enemas.