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09/04/2013 at 10:50
Mine first time round was poo'ing during delivery. I didn't....an second time around I couldn't give a rats bottom if I were to.
With C i had a spontaneous rupture of membrane, meaning my waters went without warning, I wasn't in labour. So this time my fear is me being in Asda or the like and my waters going randomly for the world to see. God it fills me with dread and shame And it hasn't even happened yet. It may not happen this time round, but god I live the cringing moment it happens every day lol xxx
09/04/2013 at 10:55
Mine was the pooing - luckily it didn't happen!
09/04/2013 at 10:58
09/04/2013 at 11:04
I am also concerned about doing a poo whilst pushing . Also want to ensure that I am neat and tidy down there before going into labour. Have tried to work out my waxes leading up to due date so that this does not happen!
My friend has assured me that when giving birth I will however loose all dignity and quite frankly not care less...
09/04/2013 at 11:12
Its true Ferbs you really wont care!
First time round mine was pooing. Same this time round too!!
09/04/2013 at 11:19
Yup same here, scared of pooing.
Also scared of getting stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital. The traffic on the road to my hospital is notoriously bad.
09/04/2013 at 11:32
At the time if you need to poo you won't care as the relief it brings will be worth it ( or so I keep telling myself!)
My fears could not have prepared me for the horrors, pooing and bleeding everywhere and waters everywhere but I did not care at the the time, weird isn't it!! No my fear and me and H remembering it ;)
09/04/2013 at 11:37
My only fear was that i'd tear/need cutting. I didn't.
I wasn't bothered if I did a poo (i did, but the MW was very discreet, and it was only because I asked. Otherwise, I wouldnt have known, even H didn't realise)
My waters went outside McDonalds, on a busy market day. Was funny more than anything.
When having C, the MW said "right, lets shave you, ready for theatre". She pulled the sheet up, and said "oh, I see you've already taken care of that".
09/04/2013 at 11:49
MinnieMouse oh lordy that would be awful! Ours is easy to find as there's pretty much one long straight road between us and the hospital but it just gets sooo busy!
09/04/2013 at 12:06
My fear was my waters breaking in the house and me having to clean it up! I would have been happy if they burst elsewhere- especially mothercare or somewhere as I would be hoping its true what everyone says about getting free stuff! As it was they didn't break until I was at the hospital.
I was also worried about the house being a mess and me not having time to clean it once I was in labour so I was constantly washing up when there was even only one cup dirty- I ended up going into labour with a lovely clean house and after a week in hospital coming home to a war zone thanks to my husband!
09/04/2013 at 12:16
Mine was pooing as well. In Fact it was so bad that I was actually holding in the urge to push as i really felt like I needed to poo - so in theory delaying my labour!
09/04/2013 at 12:19
Pooing whilst pushing...which i did! Only a tiny bit though and it was when i was in the water so it just sorta floated away
I remember saying that i was going to poo, and H reassuring me that it was ok and not to worry. I replied that i didn't care and just thought someone should know to be on standby, as it were!
The midwives were lovely about it tho and said its good when you poo cos it means you're pushing properly!
09/04/2013 at 12:21
TBH i didnt have any fears first time round. I never even thought about pooing whilst in labour, and I did it and didnt even know, its all part of the baby moving down and sqashing your colon so its going to come out anyway.
This time around i think its tearing again if i have a vaginal birth but I think i might be going for an ECS and if that is the case, my fear is how i will cope afterwards and how i will recover at the same time.
09/04/2013 at 12:42
I was scared of pooing too, i have no idea if i did. H says not but who knows. I really didn't care. I did wee on the floor though so i think i covered potentially embarrassing moments with that, MW wasn't remotely bothered!
Next time i think i'll be worried about losing control again because i did panic. The last section happened so fast and i wasn't listened too, i'll be scared of that rather than the pooing/weeing bit!
09/04/2013 at 13:11
I was scared of poo'ing, as the iron tablets made me so bunged up! I also tried to keep my bits hair free, and was glad of this when it came to taking of the post CS plaster.
I was scared of being alone on the ward, scared of getting my boobs out to BF for all to see and having everyone staring, scared of being sat there with no undies on.. All of these things happened, and I DID care, but dealt with them.
I'm not one of these women who can just leave dignity at the door and my motto the whole was through pregnancy was that its undignified enough, i'll keep what bits I can.. I never let H do my bikini line, I struggled on, I paid someone to do my toes etc., I did as much as I possibly could to avoid any loss of dignity in labour. Eg: I know lots of people pee in the birth pool, but I got out to go, when I was sick I made sure it was me cleaning me up, when I needed my pads changing it was me doing them, the nurse only did it once after the spinal, I showered myself, bathed myself during labour etc.
09/04/2013 at 13:20
My fear was just of the unknown really...not knowing what to expect in terms of pain.
Next time my fear will be it happening so quickly again and my H not being at home...if he had left for work that morning he'd have been on the train to London and I'd probably habe given birth on my own on our living room floor as no way I'd havr made it to hospital otherwise. I'm hoping to home birth in future to avoid these worries
09/04/2013 at 13:43
Mine was pooing - I have no idea if I did or not though! I couldn't care less this time!
COME ON BABY
09/04/2013 at 13:59
I was scared of pooing too but H says I didn't! I was also scared of being cut, although i wish I had been now to avoid my bad tear. I was also scared of my watets going somewhere random both times.luckily with J they went at home and with B they broke them in hospital
I was most worried of having to be induced as I desperately wanted to homebirth, I really didn't want to be in hospital but that's exactly what happened at term+12. I was worried about being flogged for days and ending up with forceps or a section, in fact the only thing I didn't worry anout was a third degree tear and that's what i ended up with after a brilliant labour and delivery. I spent far too much time and energy worrying in fact!
09/04/2013 at 14:16
I think I spent too much time worrying about what didn't matter and not enough time about what did. Eg: I was so adamant I was going to BF I didn't consider for a second it wouldn't, so when it didn't work and I needed formula, sterile stuff, bottles etc fast I had no clue what to even ask my poor husband for.. That (feeding my baby) along with praying for a happy/healthy baby should have been key not what I looked like IYSWIM.
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