(Closed) Labor question for moms

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you have an enema before labor?
    Yes, and I'm glad I did : (0 votes)
    Yes, but I wish I'd opted out : (0 votes)
    Yes, but I'm indifferent about it : (0 votes)
    No, and I'm glad it didn't : (11 votes)
    44 %
    No, but I wish I had : (4 votes)
    16 %
    No, but I'm indifferent about it : (3 votes)
    12 %
    No, wasn't a standard option at my hospital : (7 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I didn’t have one with Moose, but I don’t think that it would’ve bothered me had I needed it.

    Post # 4
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Didn’t have one or even think about it.

    Post # 5
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I used to be a L&D nurse, and really thought I would go that route.   I’m glad now I didn’t.  There was no need for it, and with the contractions, etc..  It would have been even more to try to handle at the time.

    Post # 6
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I should add, you can always opt for one if you think you need it at the time.  Early labour often brings on BMs and your body deals with it naturally.

    Post # 7
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    No, it wasn’t an option I’d even consider.  You’re already dealing with contractions at that point, and it was hard enough for me to sit still long enough to get an epidural.  Can you imagine having the discomfort of an enema at the same time?!  Undecided

    Post # 8
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    My bowels evacuated themselves at the beginning stages of labor.  Nothing came out of me but a baby during the pushing phase so I’m glad I didn’t consider an enema.

    Post # 9
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I thought I read somewhere that that was no longer common practice…risk outweighed the benefit.

    Post # 10
    7408 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Didn’t have one – and didn’t need one.

    Post # 11
    990 posts
    Busy bee

    I was advised to get one by my boss and the thought had crossed my mind, but I didnt bring it up to the nurses or doctor when I went to L&D. I wish I had though, I pooped while delivering lol.

    Post # 12
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I wouldn’t do it. I don’t think it’s a huge deal if I poop while delivering.

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