How do I avoid pooping during labour?Pregnancy Gynaecology
I heard from my friends that a lot of them pooped during labour. Why is pooping during labour so common, and how do I prevent that from happening?
Bearing down in the second stage will result in you pooping if your rectum is full. To prevent this from happening you can consider having a enema. This is often administered by the nurses when you do present in early labour at the hospital. An enema is safe and it doesn't hurt.
Dr Jasmine Mohd
MBBS, MMed, MRCOG, FAMS
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