Moms.......I have to ask...(TMI)

Did you #2 while delivering? haha  I know it's a gross/odd/weird question but you hear about it happening and I was wondering just how common it really is.  I hear that if you get an epidural your odds of having it happen are even higher and the last thing I want to have to worry about while delivering is doing that! haha

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 7:55 am
AuntTate
4
09/10/2011
AuntTate

AuntTate

  • 4
  • 14
  • 2.09k
70
Followers
74
Following

(17) Comments

futuremrsgamboa
3
11/05/2011
futuremrsgamboa

futuremrsgamboa

  • 3
  • 10
  • 1.43k
56
Followers
59
Following

futuremrsgamboa

Haha! You're not alone. My sister did that so it's definitely crossed my mind too lol. I'm pretty sure it is fairly common--the nurses were very discreet about it. They just wiped her and told her to push again. I don't think she was even aware, let alone cared though lol. She did have an epidural but my sister in law also had an epidural with one of her kids and she didn't. Not sure if there's anything you can do to prevent it, but I'm sure if it does happen you won't even realize it lol.

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 8:39 am
dorkmeetsnerd
4
09/26/2009
dorkmeetsnerd

dorkmeetsnerd

  • 4
  • 11
  • 3.3k
68
Followers
72
Following

dorkmeetsnerd

My friend did.  But then as mentioned before, she didn't know it either.  She was just caught up in the moment of labor.  When the time comes, this will probably be the least of your concerns. 


I will admit though, DH and I agreed that he will NOT look down there at all.  I refuse to have him see me down there is such a messy state!

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 8:57 am
Canooknic
5
07/19/2013
Canooknic

Canooknic

  • 5
  • 18
  • 5.81k
203
Followers
196
Following

Canooknic

I don't know for sure, but I would assume I did because I know how hard I was pushing! FSIL is a midwife and she says it's very rare for a woman not to.

FI didn't go anywhere near the 'business end' during my labor - the midwife asked if I wanted a mirror so I could see the boys arrive...umm...NO!!!! I don't need to know what's going on down there thank you! Lol
Posted on November 20, 2012 at 9:56 am
kplusd
3
09/08/2012
kplusd

kplusd

  • 3
  • 15
  • 1.93k
100
Followers
104
Following

kplusd

i have always wondered how common it was too!! i have been asking DH this question for the past 2 years, and he cant answer it for me. i didnt have an epidural, but the pressure from pushing a baby out, totallllly over powers any other feeling down there, so this is STILL a mystery question for me. im gona keep my pride, and just say i didnt #2 while delivering ;)

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm
prinncessjennifer
3
10/10/2009
41
Followers
45
Following

prinncessjennifer

I'm 99% positive I did not go #2 lol!
I too was super worried that I would poop on the table but when I was in actual labor and pushing I didn't even think about it!
Posted on November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm
prinncessjennifer
3
10/10/2009
41
Followers
45
Following

prinncessjennifer

I also told DH not to look down there but he was holding my leg and my OB told him to look.
His words: It was purple and angry looking
Hahaha
Posted on November 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm
AuntTate
4
09/10/2011
AuntTate

AuntTate

  • 4
  • 14
  • 2.09k
70
Followers
74
Following

AuntTate

LOL @prinncessjennifer  that just made my morning.


I'm so glad I"m not the only one that has thought about this.  DH swears he doesn't really want to see everything happening down there but I feel like he'd miss out on part of the experience.  Did any of your DH's feel like they missed out on part of it?

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:47 am
pavez19
4
07/14/2012
pavez19

pavez19

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.26k
152
Followers
155
Following

pavez19

Oh gosh...I'm not even pregnant yet and I'm already thinking about this. All my friends who delivered did #2...even though they didn't had the epidural.


But seriously, what is stressing me out is the smell! I mean not the smell of #2 (haha!) but mostly the blood and everything else. Does it smell funny while you're delivering?


Personnally, I don't really care but DH is pretty sensible when it comes to anything injury/blood/hospital. I'm 100% positive he won't look down cause he'll faint for sure but I'm quite afraid that if there's any mess or "blood smell" during the delievery, he won't make it, hehe!


Any cues on this mamas?

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 1:19 am
prinncessjennifer
3
10/10/2009
41
Followers
45
Following

prinncessjennifer

I didn't notice any blood smell or anything.  But DH did say that blood squirted about 5 feet and they put a lovely bag under your butt to catch anything.  My DH is pretty squimsih and he was ok!  I think it's different when it's a baby and not say an injury. 


Funny story - we have a picture of our son on the table getting weighed...in the background is me in stirups getting stiched up!!!  You can't see anything but thank god we didn't send that picture to anyone!


AuntTate - DH glanced down there but he was all up close and personal - I don't think he feels he missed out on anything :) He got to see our son come out but glancing down there every so often.  It's such an amazing moment I don't think there is much that you can miss out on :) And like I said he had zero interest in looking but once it was happening he did...

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 1:56 am
AuntTate
4
09/10/2011
AuntTate

AuntTate

  • 4
  • 14
  • 2.09k
70
Followers
74
Following

AuntTate

PrinncessJennifer........you had blood squirt 5 feet?!  OMG, I'm going to pass out haha. I HATE blood.


Did any of you have anyone other than DH in there with you?

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:47 am
prinncessjennifer
3
10/10/2009
41
Followers
45
Following

prinncessjennifer

Haha!  I didn't see it!  I didn't see any of the blood etc.  DH told me after the fact, he said one of the baby nurses made a face and backed up lol. 


It was just DH, my OB and the nurse.  Then the baby team came in with about 5 nurses.  I highly recommend just DH but my mom stresses me out lol.

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 2:56 am
AuntTate
4
09/10/2011
AuntTate

AuntTate

  • 4
  • 14
  • 2.09k
70
Followers
74
Following

AuntTate

See that's my issue.  DH's mom is all "it's my first grandchild" and I get that but she stresses me out.  Even now, I'm only 16 weeks and she'll reach over and rub my stomach or I'll catch her tearing up looking at me.  It makes my blood pressure rise just thinking about it.  Dear lord you can be excited and happy but this is ridiculous.  I want my mom there, obviously, she hasnt seen any of her grandchildren being born and I am her daugther.  Well DH is like, well if your mom is there then mine can be and it's like, I may hit her, just warning you.

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 5:44 am
Canooknic
5
07/19/2013
Canooknic

Canooknic

  • 5
  • 18
  • 5.81k
203
Followers
196
Following

Canooknic

I had a ton of medical staff & a couple of medical students but I couldn't imagine having anyone buy FI with me. It was an incredibly social time for us as we brought our children into the world and I wouldn't have wanted to share that moment with anyone else. I wouldn't mind people being around during labor, but for pushing/delivery I wouldn't have liked it - a lot of people like to have everyone there with them though, so you need to do what is right for you - it might be MIL's first grandchild, but it's your first child!!!

I lost a load of blood and had to have a transfusion but I didn't see any of it so I was completely oblivious to the state of the delivery room! FI said it was like a horror movie, but all I remember is being completely focused on delivering my boys safely and waiting for their first cries - that is one moment I will never forget, such an amazing moment.
Posted on November 21, 2012 at 9:36 am
milkgal
5
09/20/2010
milkgal

milkgal

  • 5
  • 19
  • 8.96k
505
Followers
507
Following

milkgal

When I was 13 I watched my aunt give birth and she pooped. I was certain I would never get pregnant! DH has been instructed not to look down there. His stomach is too weak to handle the craziness!

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 9:47 am
shneffer
3
07/29/2011
shneffer

shneffer

  • 3
  • 14
  • 1.29k
165
Followers
168
Following

shneffer

I joined this group just so I could answer this question lol -I hope nobody minds :) My daughter is 4 months old. I know a lot of people say you won't even care when the time came, but not only did I care, I was so focused on NOT going #2 that I wasn't progressing while pushing whilst laying on my back and I pushed for just under an hour. The doctor/nurses even gave me a 20 min. break, came back then one of them suggested that I lay on my side and push -and she was born about 15 mins. later -after emptying my bladder (I had an epidural and so I had a catheter inserted) she dropped way down. DH had warned me that he might not be the best while I was pushing and true to his word, he felt too weak (I also apparently bled a LOT) and had to sit in the corner as she was being born. I asked my mom though if I went and she said I didn't. I wouldv'e been very upset if I had gone after all that lol!

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm
prinncessjennifer
3
10/10/2009
41
Followers
45
Following

prinncessjennifer

Yea my MIL is a 80 year Greek woman, like straight from Greece barely speaks English. She's a total sweetheart but I was not about to have her in the room because I would full exposed and I didn't want DH worrying about translating.

Our son was the 1st grand baby for my mom and she totally understood about not being in the room. Doesn't mean she wasn't calling like a crazy person while I was in labor! She called like 3 times in a row when I was pushing!

You gotta do what's best for you :-)
Posted on November 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm
ashle1738
4
09/28/2012
ashle1738

ashle1738

  • 4
  • 13
  • 2.14k
189
Followers
190
Following

ashle1738

I am an OB tech and help midwives and doctors deliver babies every week! Honestly MOST women do #2 while delvering a baby. But if youare going #2 that means you are pushing correctly and thats the goal right? We tell women to bear down like your having a bowel movement:) as far as the blood smell...there is a smell..but it doesnt smell like your normal blood smell and it doesnt have a period smell (sorry if thats gross:) Its...just different but not neccessarily gross smelling:)

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
Canooknic
22 posts
NicholeB
19 posts
NicoleJuliette
16 posts
krosa
12 posts
zeuster
12 posts
Levisjoe
9 posts