Bringing Out Baby

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I was surprised when I came to PoopReport to see that there were no entries about childbirth pooping. Every mom knows that when you push that hard for that long, your bowels will empty in front of your husband, your mother, your doctor, your nurses, etc. If you're not comfortable pooping in front of someone, don't invite them to your birth.

So yes, I too pooped during those final hours of labor. But that's not what I'm here to tell you about. No, what happened to me was far more embarrassing than squeezing out a few doo-doo droppings on my OBGYN.

It was my first baby and I opted for the epidural -- the injection that numbs you from the waist down. And as many of you might know, when you are numb from the waist down, that includes ALL of your muscles. As a result of this numbness, I was unable to control any gas that needed to exit, and ended up ripping LOUD (I mean LOUD) farts left and right. They seemed to be coming every three seconds.

Mind you, I have never been a farter or a Shameless pooper. I've never had any trouble with my bowels; I rarely fart, and I NEVER farted in front of other people -- even my own family and my husband of six years. But on that day it all changed.

I eventually told the nurse I didn't want any guests, and to only disturb me when absolutely needed. I was so embarrassed by my out-of-control gas. I desperately wished I had that fart device depicted on SNL once -- the one that plugs up your ass and makes verbal, robot-like conversation every time you break wind. Instead, I ended up wedging a towel in between my cheeks to muffle the sound. It worked. I lay there, numb as can be, farting in blissful silence, and no one could tell.

I implore everyone here to ask your own mothers about their childbirth stories. I'm sure there are some good ones.

-- MommyPoo

566 Comments on "Bringing Out Baby"

Anonymous's picture

We went through about a month of this I tried different diapers and that never seemed to matter, although the ones with the stretchy sides do seem to do a little better of holding it all in. When I started my son on cereal and solids, though, everything changed. He is a boob boy, and he's six months old.

Cereal at first made him a bit constipated but once he started on carrots and squash his diapers were more solid but not on the constipated side. Now, they are smelly, but they are at least contained! You might want to also try a size larger diaper. Just like clothes, the diapers don't always match the weight. If it doesn't help, it isn't wasted money you'll use them eventually! Hope this helps!

Anonymous's picture

Way late and not useful to you anymore but in my 5 months as a mom we've had few containment failures since we switched to cloth diapers at about one month. I attribute this to the covers as well as the cloth. Not to say he doesn't take out the cover with most poops, but it generally stays in the cover.

This is not meant to be a value judgement on the benefits of cloth vs. disposable, lord knows we use the sposies when we're out and about, but cloth diapers (and especially diaper service) helps keep our soiled linen count down. Now, accidents at changing time are another matter; he helpfully watered the plants yesterday and gave his best effort to fertilize them today.

Anonymous's picture

We went through about a month of this I tried different diapers and that never seemed to matter (although the ones with the stretchy sides do seem to do a little better job of holding it all in).

When I started my son on cereal and solids, though, everything changed. He is a boob boy, and he's 6 months old, cereal at first made him a bit constipated, but once he started on carrots and squash, his movements were more solid but not on the constipated side. Now, they are smelly, but they are at least contained!

You might want to also try a size larger diaper. Just like clothes, the diapers don't always match the weight. If it doesn't help, it isn't wasted money you'll use them eventually!Hope this helps!

Anonymous's picture

My wife was in labor with our first kid. Being a swimsuit model she was incredibly vein and hated being humiliated, but on the day of our daughter's birth my wife was pushing hard at the insistence of the stupid doctor who was yelling at her. When the doctor crouched to take a look I heard a popping noise. Then he lifted his head up with shit all over his face! Everyone started laughing and my poor wife was so embarrassed she started to cry. Now that I look back on it, it was pretty funny.

Anonymous's picture

I didn't with my first - I was so paranoid, I tried going to the bathroom every hour. With my second... I was in soo much pain, I was having involuntary contractions and I couldn't stop myself from pushing... it was the worst - i was like a freaking wild animal. And yeah, I shit in the shower, and I shit on the table, and I was just beside myself. It was runny shit, and mixed with amniotic fluid, which was mixed with my baby's pooh too cause he was late... so we shat together... what a mess. :/
I'm never getting pregnant again... I am soooo done!

flushmypoo's picture
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all these comments are making me scared to have a kid !!!!!!!!
im just gonna adopt !

Anonymous's picture

Like Forest Gump said, Sh*t happens. So to babies!

Anonymous's picture

I had my daughter at 16 & didn't shit during labor!

Anonymous's picture

Wow, I think I just tinkled a little. Do you consider your self lucky? They say it's good luck when you step in shit. :] You're basically covered with it.

Anonymous's picture

Man I took biggest dump of my life yesterday :) 15 inches! I know right, bitchez make a line

Anonymous's picture

You Americans are hilarious prudes. Considering the mechanics of a female during labour and the size of the child, you should have a bowel movement. There is an exception though; if your sigmoid colon ( 9 to 12 inch) is completely empty.

Anonymous's picture

Damn guys are rude I'd never make fun of my girl wow -im a guy obviously- Why don't these women break up with their man lol or talk?

Jack Schitt's picture
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Mrs. Schitt just had our second child a few hours ago. She is happy to report no poo during either birth. I was actually expecting it this time since she tried to go only hours before to no avail.

Anonymous's picture

I have seen childbirth twice, of my two daughters, and I can't tell you if there was poop, nor could my wife.
What I can tell you is that there was something like a fold of cloth that would collect anything that came out so you can't even see it, and at least one nurse keeping everything clean of blood, amniotic fluid or anything else.
Anyway, when you're in labor your priorities will probably change. Good luck!

Anonymous's picture

I am never having a baby! I wouldn't mind the pooping but, I don't want my vagina to tear and someone to sew stitches into it!

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Whether or not you do an enema before delivery will depend on whether you want your BM to plop out or spray out. BMs are quite normal and doctors and nurses will not be disgusted. My RN daughter used to work in OB-Gyn and tells me she has seen this occur many times.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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You plan on delivering the baby all alone? Brave girl!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

Anonymous's picture

not true, actually. You are discouraged from not eating before going into labor, you need the energy and even if you "empty" out right before delivery, odds are you aren't completely empty and will on the table...and who gets an enema anymore? I think that's an old tradition that is strongly advised against nowadays.

Anonymous's picture

wow...reading some of these comments made me smile, at how much I DO know compared to those who've commented before. BMs are extremely normal and common when giving birth, no matter what..and tearing...well, yes you may tear (even if you are cut) because of all the pressure. I've never heard of a Dr being disgusted by anything that happens on the table, if so they need to leave the profession... and husbands/boyfriends who want to also be grossed out should probably grow up a bit. I am about to give birth to my first child, and while I'm extremely nervous I also know that my husband, and Dr are supportive enough to at least try to help me feel a little better..even if I poo on the table..which, is my luck, it will happen!

Anonymous's picture

Im 4 weeks pregnant and 19. Im terrified that im going to poop during labor. Ive already decided that there will be no one in the room but me just in case.

Duchess's picture

Soft serve siren:

You are SO RIGHT about not doing the spicy food to induce labor. I would not recommend it at ALL. I have heard HORROR stories about that method to bring about labor. Not only will you have a BM during laboring or pushing but it is more likely to be the kind that makes everyone in the room gag even when they are trying to be supportive. EMBARRASSING!

webpoop's picture

Now this will blow any childbirth poop stories out of the water;
My birth was special in many ways; My parents lost a son before me and so I was very wanted, this however did nothing to encourage me to leave the womb, I was born two weeks late. My mother was rushed to hospital where she endured the struggle of giving birth to an oversized, overweight baby, thank god I wasn't her first. She pooped. simple as that. The nurse was very kind and understanding of the pain my mother was in and hence not giving a shit where the shit went. My father, nervous, slightly high from stealing some of my mom's oxygen pointed and laughed several times at the small turds popping forth exclaiming "Maltesers!"
Now we haven't gotten to the good part yet, bear with me, the moment of truth approaches...
"Here he comes!.....woah..."
My mother had shat again, yet this was a turd unlike the others it was deformed, huge and marbled with strange colours, so large the doctor had to grab it with his bare hands to prise it out. That turd was me.
I mentioned I was two weeks late? Well when children are born late there's a small chance that the first poop of their lives the "meconium" a black and brown tar-like substance will take place inside you.
I kid you not, when I was born I was covered in it, Shit smeared from head to toe, it was in my ears, my eyes, mouth, in short any and every orifice available. I was rushed off to special care and cleaned up, monitered for several days before I could be allowed to go home.
I was born in shit, I just hope I won't die in it...

Soft-serve siren's picture

I knew about the poop. I really thought it wasn't going to be a big deal - I even asked if I should take an enema before and they told me "we're used to it, it's not a big thing".

they were so.very.wrong.

I don't really understand how it was physically possible for me to have that much in me. They had to change that mat so many times before the baby was out! I felt like a freaking soft serve machine.

now, I warn all pregnant women never to utilize the spicy food method of inducing labor. yowzah!

Mr And Mrs Anonymous Coward's picture
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Mrs Anonymous Coward: I gave birth in the "natural" position. I did not get any tears but I did utterly shit myself, although that was probably because of my love of spicy food and beer, my weak bowels and the fact that I was only 18 at the time.

Mr Anonymous Coward: I can vouch for this. Thankfully she is the one who clears up her messes (this was NOT the only time). Ah, well, no one is perfect, and looks-and-personality-wise she really could not be any nicer.

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On the subject of the English,where has El Scumbag been lately? I happen to be a fan of his,stories.
More people flush than they do wash their hands.

More people flush than they do wash their hands.

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Dear mumtobe, It may surprise you to know that some of our best contributors are from the United Kingdom. They hold their pinkies properly while enjoying tea and crumpets but when it comes to trash talking they are just as crude as we over here in the colonies.

In closing I should like to say; poop, poop, poop, poop, and poop. Now excuse me while I go fart.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

mumtobe's picture

I cannot believe that all of you people are talking like this, it's disgusting have a bit of dignity please. I'm from England and the word "poop" sounds so stupid. Some of you have been talking about "pooping" and farting and having big fat poops, what on earth is wrong with you, you're talking like you are about 5 years old. Yes, it may be the case that you pass a bowel movement when you give birth but please have a bit more dignity and talk about it with a little more maturity.

Brown Eye Girl's picture

Oh this brings back memories. Unlike the poster, I had no shame. I requested an enema on arrival, but a ton of people showed up before the nurse came back. Trying to be discreet, she whispered, "It's time for your...procedure." Terrified, I asked, "What 'procedure'?" She practically mouthed, "Your enema." I laughed out loud and announced to the room that they would have to clear out because I was about to.
Also, after the epidural, I was lying there for several hours and at one point someone ripped a huge fart. I looked around the room to see who it was, but everyone was looking at me. I was like, "Was that ME?" and started cracking up, which made me fart more, which made me laugh and fart more. It was pretty great.

Chaser's picture
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WOW! I was wondering if you were gonna end up having diarrhea all over the baby or something, but no, FARTS ARE GLORIOUS!

I have a thunderful ass.

I have a thunderful ass.

Deal with it!'s picture

Duchess! I can't believe the doctor and nurses were so unkind to you! When I give birth, the only people I want in the room are women who have given birth before. Including the OB/GYN. I just find it appalling that the doctor who delivered for you had never heard of women pooping during labor. Get over it already! Men should not deliver babies. Stick to what you know.

K.'s picture

Lala land, you're awesome! I hope to have a husband like you standing beside me should I ever bring a child into the world. :D

Duchess's picture

Well I first posted to this site in 2003 when I had my first child. I have had 4 children since then. Since this thread is still going strong I thought I would update you.

When I had my first son I had to wait for the doctor to finish up with another patient before I could push out the baby. My son was literally right there at the opening of my vagina. The nurses were letting my mother look at my son's "full head of hair." They had even suited up one of the nurses to catch the baby because they didn't think the doctor would make it. I think I may have pooped because I remember the nurse giving my a disgusted look and feeling myself being wiped. Did I care at this point? They had me holding a baby IN!!! At this point I wanted to poop on every one.

People will often tell women that if they do poop that the hospital staff will just wipe it away, be forgiving, smile, encourage. That is not often so. I know that I pooped with my daughter because the nurses looked at me all disgusted and the OBGYN (a male) wrinkled his nose and said "some one needs to clean this up." Embarrassing. I often wondered why people work in labor and delivery when they are so bothered by this stuff that they have to make comments that make a laboring woman embarrassed. I probably could have done well in nursing school, but if a patient bleeds I'll probably pass out on the floor. People need to think about their employment choices.

One thing people often don't consider is that you can end up pooping yourself during a hard contraction well before the pushing stage. This is another reason why you should really consider who you have in the room with you while you are in active labor. At any time you may poop, pee, or vomit and it doesn't always make it into the basin, bedpan, or toilet. If a hard contraction has taken your breath away you might not have time to ask for the toilet (if they'll even let you up) or a bedpan. Later I had a contraction of all contractions and my body no longer cared whether I was on a toilet, bedpan, or anything and I ended up pooping the bed. There was no time to alert the nursing staff. In my early thirties I had to be cleaned up like a child by the nursing student, the only person I felt acted professional during that highly humiliating experience.

I totally disagree with the enema thing, especially during labor. If you are going to do one I would suggest it a couple of days before you go into labor, but keep in mind your guess may be off. Many women who have an enema end up pooping anyway, so there is the embarrassment of the enema then the embarrassment of pooping during the pushing stage. Plus, do you really want the uncomfort of holding an enema while dealing with contractions?!?! The enema contents may not come out all at one time, so now you are having to make sure you get to the toilet/bedpan on time while dealing with contractions.

A nursing student once told me what she thought of enemas for labor in delivery. She told me a story of a woman who was insisting on an enema even though the staff was telling her it was unnecessary. They finally gave into her wishes. Her labor progress rapidly either while holding the enema or she hadn't expelled it all yet, but it was determined that she was at the point of pushing the baby out. While pushing out baby she is pushing out all of this nasty enema contents. Had she left well enough alone the worse she probably would have done would be a couple of logs at the most. The staff will definately remember you for pushing watery poop everywhere.

And ladies if your boyfriend/husband want to make fun of you for pooping during labor then you can remind him (especially if he is making fun of you in public) of all the things that go on during THEIR medical exams. I think I would be embarrassed enough to move out of town if the doctor was giving my genitals an exam and I came with the doctor looking at me. And their prostate exams! OMG! Guys have NO ROOM to talk!

sophie's picture

i have 1 baby and when i was in labor i thought i was gonna die because it was really painfull and i did poop and my husband wasn't there and when the baby actully came out i was releifed because i didn't have to go through the pain.

Shitzalotamus's picture
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Oh gosh, I had the opposite problem while I gave birth.
Let me start off by saying that I was induced because my child had passed away in the 5th month of pregnancy. Luckily, she was still small enough not to tear my cooter. I was given morphine since she was already gone so I had the "pleasure" of having as much as I wanted. When my water broke, my fog-hazed mind told me to go to the bathroom. I'm a shameless shitter, but as a kid who pissed her bed until she was 14, I had a phobia of anyone seeing my sheets soaked from my own fluids. In the loo I went, and uh oh. The poop feeling that the nurses warned me about. I held it. The moment I decided to hold it, I began the glorious process of projectile vomiting McDonalds mnm mcflurry all over the pristine room.
Then I shat myself and was scolded by the nurse. Needless to say, It was definitely a night of "Just kick me while I'm down, why don't you?"
My husband and I are going to try for another child once he returns from his deployment. I'll get back to you when I'm in the labor room. Maybe give a play-by-play of B.M's (if any). ;)

PooPooTigress's picture
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First off, let me just start by saying that I am new. Well sort of. I've been reading stories on here for awhile. Just finally found the time to make a profile. And now going into what I wanted to respond with... Even with this humiliation,I'd still love to have children. Actually had two miscarriages because my body was under too much stress. The last one was due to my mother's fiancee refusing to help me lift a damn dresser. But all the same, even with the losses of the children, I still want kids.
Shit happens...then you need a shovel.

Shit happens...then you need a shovel.

browneye's picture
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So many stories, wow.
I have had 3 kids. The pushing part of labor went well. All my kids were out in a matter of 5 minutes. I think with my first I did crap a turd. It's hard to tell really because when you push it's the same as crapping. My husband claims to have not seen any poop. I am sure the nurse's and Dr's have seen it all and laugh their asses off in the staff rooms.

foulplay's picture

Did anyone's husband get traumatized by child-birth poop?

Shite Master's picture

Wow, that's nothing. I wait about about 3-4 weeks before taking a shite. I go outside, into the woods (faraway) and take a frickin huge shite. They usually are as long as 7 inches and come out in less than 4 seconds. It's not painful like you'd think. My asshole is probably huge lol.. anyway, this week I ate too much pizza.. when I went outside to shite, the shite was hard and when it came out it was like 8 inches and had a lot of blood on it. Stoopid pizza. xD

PrincessPoopiesPowderpuffs's picture
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I had my lovely daughter 9 months ago. She's my first,and I am a Very Shameful Shitter. I am so discreet about it that for years, I refused to admit to myself or anybody else that girls poo'd. My own brother swore I was never in the toilet long enough!

Well, that ALL changed when lil ol' me got preggers. I farted, shat, and ate like a sailor. It was an endless stinky cycle, but I only allowed my fiance to experience the wrath of my ass.

In the natural birthing courses that I took, I decided I wanted a water birth and then I was greeted with the possibily of pooping in the water. It was gross, but I came to terms with it. Even so, I was not prepared for what actually happened.

I had to deliver in the hospital, and was given a sedative to help me sleep. I was constipated, and couldn't get up to go to the toilet, and was given a bedpan. I proceeded to shit what my fiance has dubbed 'hamster pebbles' into that bedpan and insisted that he wipe me because the nurse had cold hands. After the c-section, I was wheeled into the recovery room, and a dr came in to speak to me about my birth. I tried to remain digified and attentive, but every five minutes my ass seemed to rebel, and I would fart like a foghorn, punctuating every sentence he made. I was so embarresed, that I would say "Excuse me, I farted." after EVERY single one!

Annonying Mouse's picture

Hey, where are you ? its been 7 years since you posted this story and now have you experienced that again ?

for pregnant moms I think you need to drink a lot of vanila milk and take a lot of enema before you do your job :-)

Pregnant Pooper Putter Inner's picture

Ah, memories. I distinctly remember my wife taking a bodacious crap right in the middle of squeezing out our second. But what's a little poop when you've already got blood and green goo and white goo, and snotty clear goo?

Childbirth is gross, but I laugh at the pansies who can't stand the sight of it. If she can go through all that miserable hell, I can stand there and watch the worst nature can do.

There was this one guy in our Lamaze classes who passed out repeatedly while watching the videos. I bet he was a laugh riot in the delivery room.


Um. Anyway, nobody ever offered my wife an enema.

constipated 24/7's picture

Ive given birth twice now, my first of course not really know what its going to feel like, my mid wife leaves the room, and says when your ready to push let me know...I was like Ok..wanted to walk..not much happening she come back breaks my water..ok still feel good no drugs i think im gonna walk more to speed thing up...not knowing having no water you can feel the baby pressing on all your insides oh that hurt i walk fast to my bed. Then i look at my husband i feel like i have to shit so bad..he goes out and ask if i can..she laughs and says i guess she ready to push,why dont people tell us that what it feels poop i kept second kid as soon as labor began i had presssure in my ass, to ebarassed to tell them it my ass..tell them its my back..hours go by no drugs again..i yell my f ing ass is killing, they say its cuz my sons head was facing the wrong direction..i getiing pushing and man i smell nasty stuff i let everyone know i could smell that..nobody told me if i pooped or not..once my sons head came out i didnt have to stop and the midwife suctioned his mouth,lungs out she said maconium? baby poop) i still think i smelled my poop noboy would tell me? anyone else have that happen? would it have been my sons poop or really mine?

Deuce's picture

I have had 4 kids - 3 vaginally and the last by c-section. I got torn all the way through the back door with the first and the third kid. After that, I discovered that the rectum can only be repaired so many times without losing some function. When pregnant with number 4, I had issues with teh baby's head pressing on my business and causing random sharts. It was horrifying. One doc suggested he cut me during delivery to prevent further tearing, but that's nuts (I did the research). A doc (who has experienced the joy of childbirth) suggested a c-section and I went for it. Best choice I could have made...and comparing the postpartum poop experience of repaired bottom vs. all hurts, but at least the op. kept the problem from getting worse.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I don't care if I crap, I pay enough money to have the providers delivery me and the last thing I want is for the doctor to have to cut the baby out or bust out the suction device to pull it out for not pushing due to shame. I don't want a baby with a cone head and increased risk for life long seizures.

If the my man can't handle get lost sissy. I'll throw a blob of crap on his front car seat and rub all over his windwhield LOL.

turd wrangler's picture
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_as a man, i cannot speak personally of the joys of childbirth; but i was in the room when she got knocked up, and again when the vile "happy-place wrecker" made her appearance. MY experience was not with a prenatal poop, but with the equipment. being somewhat sqeamish with other folks bodily functions, my gaze was on ANY area other than _her perianal region. just then a mean spirited nurse yelled out something to the effect of OH MY GOD! as my head, of its own will, was turning to allow my eyes to focus better, head turning some more, and into my sight is thrust: 'The Chocolate Califlower'!!! the horrible vegitable had infiltrated the wifes butt crack, and now i was staring at it. sobbing to myself alittle bit, and throwing up in my mouth a little bit too. btw my kids HATE this story, so i tell it at all our family functions. especially when one of them is introducing a new squeeze. IS funny now. not so much for my ex-wife but for me!_____
...a proud fart trumpets the pending arrival of my Daily Duece...readers digest, oct '89

...a proud fart trumpets the pending arrival of my Daily Duece...readers digest, oct '89

Eetaylor1985's picture

Emily T. I was in labor for three days, not hard labor mind you, just labor. I was in hard labor for about uh 16 hours. I hardly tore at all and didn't shit, but I had no appetite, the doctors had to make me eat something. I too had the epidural, thank God for it. I would have refused guests if I was farting, how strange that it did that. Great thinking with the pillow. Glad you weren't as effed up as me on the eppi :D Thank God for the laughs now though :D Long story short, if you do poop, its totally normal, everything about child birth is normal ...

Emily T.

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
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Bobbin, This page will probably go strong for as long as women give birth. Only when the joy is taken from the baby making process will the page die.

Eat chilies and feel the burn!!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

Bobbin's picture

Wow! Over 6 years, and this page is still going strong!! Thanks for the laughs, everyone!! XD

Anonymous Coward's picture

flying axe handles!

Anonymous Mommy2Be Coward's picture

pls god don't let me poop when I give birth. pls god don't let me poop when I give birth. pls god do't let me poop when I give birth. OMG pleeaaase do not let me poop when I give birth!!!! I would diiieeee............

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