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Is it normal that I am scared to poop after giving birth?

Is it normal that I am scared to poop after giving birth?

Yes: Your intestines take a while to get back to normal, so it may take several days for you to need to have a bowel movement. In that time, the stool can get hard and be difficult to pass. It's a good idea to take a tool softener until things are working right. And keep up your fluids! ...Read more

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Im 38wks and am really afraid fear pooping when giving birth is this normal ?

Im 38wks and am really afraid fear pooping when giving birth is this normal ?

Yes: If there is stool in your lower bowel and rectum you will push it out as you are pushing the baby down the birth canal. This is normal and common and we simply clean it up as it occurs. You can request an enema (or give your self one) when labor starts to minimize this from happening. ...Read more

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After giving birth is it normal to bleed when pooping?

After giving birth is it normal to bleed when pooping?

Sometimes: During labor, especially when pushing, you can cause hemorrhoids to worsen. If you have internal hemorrhoids then can bleed easily when you have a bowel movement. You should check with your doctor to see if you have internal hemorrhoids as there are medications which can help. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent pooping while im giving birth to my child (pushing)? Im afraid I might and its going to be very embarrassing!

Is there a way to prevent pooping while im giving birth to my child (pushing)? Im afraid I might and its going to be very embarrassing!

Happens all the time: No one really want to admit it but many women deliver abit more than the baby during the process. If you go regularly and at the time of delivery you don't feel the need to go, you may not. If you really really want to be sure, a bit of mineral-oil fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) may help clear the rectum and thus reduce the possibility of this common accident. Congrats on the preganancy and good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if I am have trouble holding in my stool after giving birth?

What can I do if I am have trouble holding in my stool after giving birth?

Evaluate: If you are having problems losing stool, something called rectal incontinence, you should see your OB dr for an evaluation. Your dr may refer you to a colon rectal surgeon if a repair is needed. Exercises are not very helpful here. Avoid foods that cause loose stools or excess gas. ...Read more

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Squirrels pissing, leaving feces, giving birth in my house walls. how bad is it to be sleeping/breathing in the room if you dont smell anything ?

Squirrels pissing, leaving feces, giving birth in my house walls. how bad is it to be sleeping/breathing in the room if you dont smell anything ?

Exterminator: If they are in your walls that is usually ok, no severe issues, but you need to call an exterminator and get the squirrel problem taken care of, as eventually they may venture out and there is always the possibility of rabies etc with wild animals. Be safe, be well! ...Read more

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What would cause a woman to die after giving birth?

What would cause a woman to die after giving birth?

Many things: Bleeding, infection, blood clots, embolisms heart attack and many more. Child birth can be very hard for some women. This is especially true for women that have chronic illness before and during their pregnancy such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Are videos of a woman giving birth online accurate?

Are videos of a woman giving birth online accurate?

Sometimes: I always caution my patients about the varied information available on the internet. I usually refer patients to acog, the mayo clinic, and pregnancy weekly for reliable sources of information. Keep in mind, that every pregnancy and delivery experience is different. My hope for my patients, is that i can guide them through in the safest and easiest manner that is appropriate for them. ...Read more

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How often do women die from giving birth to multiples?

How often do women die from giving birth to multiples?

Very rare: There are certainly many risk of multiple pregnancy to a mother such a high blood pressure, diabetes of pregnancy and cesarean section. And yes technically there is a higher rate of death of the mother. But that risk is extremely small (something on the order of 1/10, 000). ...Read more

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