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  • #945

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    blondie15

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    Hi,

    I have heard that many pregnant women have bowel movements during their delivery, I am just wondering is this true? I have also heard that if I don’t have a bowel movement that I am not pushing right??!

    Thank you

    (from a very embarrassed pregnant lady!)

  • #946

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    Madonna

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    I was most embarrassed when the nurses came in to change my pad right on the bed. HUGE clots came out…no one ever said clots the size of golf balls would be coming out!!!! (p.s. I had a c-section)

  • #947

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    Antenatal Online

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    Very often in early labour or before labour starts women can experience diarrhoea natures way of emptying your bowel in preparation for labour. With all the pushing that’s going on in the 2nd stage it’s not surprising that approx half of all women will have a very small bowel movement, but be reassured midwives are very discreet and you will never know it happened.

    • #948

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      blondie15

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      That’s great to know!! Hopefully nature will take it’s course, and I suppose whatever happens during the delivery the midwives are well used to it!! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

      Also, is there anything you can recommend for heartburn?

  • #953

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    Keymaster

    Hi blonde heart burn is very common in pregnancy you may need to look at your diet and avoid greasy or spicey foods, there are many antacids you can use and can be purchased across the counter from the pharmacy but please check with your midwife or doctor first.

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