Dear Diary, Today’s #TMITuesday topic is a load of crap. That’s right. We’re talking ‘ish and shooting the sh*t! And no, we’re not discussing dirty diapers. We’re sharing way too much information about pooping during delivery. I didn’t even know this was possible until my cousin told me it happened to her. Ever since that conversation, I was so scared the same thing would occur during my delivery. It’s funny looking back on it, because I couldn’t care less that I everyone would see my private parts. But I did care if went to the bathroom. Is this a common occurrence? Can it be avoided? My mother said years ago, pregnant women received an enema before having a baby. She was shocked when I told her that wasn’t offered to me. I guess when you think about it, you’re pushing out a baby, so the grunts and groans are bound to call out some bodily fluids. I once thought this was gross. But after cleaning up a few diaper blowouts, well more like explosions, your gross threshold shoots through the roof as fast as the brown liquid shooting out of your baby’s rear end. I didn’t care how it happened. I just wanted to know how I could prevent pooping during delivery. I’m not embarrassed often, but letting loose in labor would rank up there with the time I walked in a high school fashion show with my bra straps showing—not a big deal now, but imagine the cool kids cracking up in front of my crush. I was one of the cool kids, but felt like a loser that day! Funny how times have changes, but what isn’t funny is taking a dump and possibly causing someone to pass out. I didn’t take Lamaze class, so I couldn’t risk my doctor doing a dive to the floor. I caught up with a doctor from the same practice to find out how often this happens and how we can prevent pooping. Hey DFTM Fam—Did this happen to you? I dodged a bullet, but sympathize with women who weren’t so fortunate. But in the end, who gives a sh*t! We also push out another package–a beautiful baby! Join the conversation about all things pregnancy and parenting. Tweet us @dearmomdiary using #TMITuesdays Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.