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    Question Enemas?

    Has anyone requested an enema before birth? I think I would prefer to have one...but don't really know what it involves? Anyone have any info?

    I REALLy would like to avoid pooing during labour (although I know it's common/the nurses and doctors are used to it etc etc)

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    I dont think they offer them any more.....but I could be wrong. Its not a very nice thing to do while in labour I know, but to be honest I cant remember doing it (but DH does ) I know, I know very embarassing but to be completely honest you dont really care when your in the midst of labour LOL I didnt even know it had happened until 6 or 7 weeks after labour, Dh and I were reminising the happy event and he let it slip!!!!. Its afterwards that the embarassments sets in .

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    I would not even worry about it. I pooed for over 2 hours, it was every where (sorry if TMI) but I honestly do not even care that I did- least of my worries compared to the pain. Not to mention the litres of fluid/blood that gushed out of me for over 6 hours! I was just giving pushing the very best i could and even then it didnt help- bub was vacuumed out, so all my poop was for nada! Oh the joy of birth

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    I am so glad I have only had caeserians!!!!!

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    I don't remember if I did or not during my labor, and as hubby doesn't go near the business end, he couldn't tell me either.

    You can get an enema from the chemist, I have used one a couple of times during this pregnancy due to being extremely constipated. Its basically a small tute of cream with an applicator at the top. You snap the top off, insert to the line and squeeze(sorry if TMI). It costs about $3 from the chemist and you even get a rubber glove. I was told it can bring on labor if used later in your pregnancy, but as you are already overdue that shouldn't be an issue.

    Hope this helps.

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    Hospitals stopped doing them because they serve no purpose and only make women uncomfortable. Once you're in a beautiful labour trance it's the last thing you'll be aware of. Birthing in water is great for poo because a quick swipe with a sieve and it's all gone!

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    JanetF, you're great, you can even put dignity in poo. Thank you!

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    LOL@Maghan. It's just one of the mysteries in life so it's nothing to freak over, right?

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    Sorry to be gross but I found when my waters broke I must have pooed 3 or 4 times within an hour - labour shocked the **** outta me

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    That's not gross! Gross would be washing in it Pooing is a normal bodily function which sometimes happens when a baby presses past your rectum into the world. Lovely

    If not lovely, just normal and fine


 

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