Embarrassing question

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Registered: 04-21-2014
Embarrassing question
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 11:05am

I have just found out I am pregnant and I am horrified at all the women telling me to that everyone poops all over themselves when delivering a baby. Is this true??? Omg, how do you deal with it???

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 11:54am

Hi! It doesn't happen to everyone. Didn't happen to me. But I do know of at least one friend it happened to. Don't stress though, the doctors have really seen it all. Seriously.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 12:05pm

HI Haylee and welcome to iVillage. I don't know why other women tell that and other worst-case-scenario stories like that to new mothers-to-be. Just remember to take everything you hear about pregnancy and labor with a grain of salt.

I had 4 children and never had the "poop" experience everyone told me about. In fact, most of the horrible things people told me about never happened. I'd go tell my doctor about things I heard and she would explain facts to me so, If I were you, I'd ask the doctor about this and anything else you hear. Your doctor will be able to explain what really happens and how they deal with it. It will really help set your mind at ease and help you get to know the doctor better.

Congratulations and good luck! Be sure to drop by often and let us know how your pregnancy is going.

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Registered: 07-31-2014
Thu, 07-31-2014 - 1:09pm

I gave birth to my first child almost 8wks ago and I did have this happen to me. I too heard about pooping while pushing and was nervous about it. The nurses just cleaned it up every time some came out. It was nothing happened each time. P.S. when your pushing you really won't care what else is coming out of your body so long as mom and baby r healthy and safe through the process. Best of luck and congrats on this beautiful journey.

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Sun, 10-19-2014 - 6:31pm

It can happen. It might not happen. My SIL had three home births, I have a friend who had five hospital births, I had a home birth, a friend of mine had one hospital, one home birth. I've been to some baby showers and not heard about pooping while birthing. I'm thinking it might have to do with position. Here is an interesting link about it, via Dogpile.com: