Pooping during childbirth is nothing to be ashamed of. As a matter of fact, medical experts agree that it’s totally normal and more common than you would think.
It might not be something that you want to tell your girlfriends the next time you see them during a Starbucks run, but trust us, it happens. Of course, no one likes to talk about their personal bowl movements (unless your husband or partner happens to be in the bathroom with you) but when it comes to childbirth, it’s actually beneficial.
I know what your thinking: childbirth is evasive enough. Your doctor is the one person (along with the team of nurses) who get to see it all in the labor and delivery room. So it’s safe to say that they probably won’t say anything or pass any judgment, should you lay a big brown doogie while trying to push your newborn baby out. Sorry for the visual.
Thankfully, there are more and more doctors and medical professionals that do want to talk about it. If you need some reassurance about pooping during childbirth, we’ve got it for you. Here’s what you need to know.