Yup I am talking about poop!
Don’t worry I won’t get into the grosser details. This is more to share a great tip that had I not know would have made that first longer bathroom trip a lot scarier.
I had heard stories about how scary it was for some first time moms. It did seem like it would be scary while I thought about it as a pregnant lady, but after my boy was out the fear was 10times worse. Anything going on down there was giving me not great flashbacks.
While I was in labor there was a nurse that gave me some advice and it was exactly what I needed when the time came. Here it is.
Push your hand gently on your lady area as you go. It gives you some confidence you are not pushing anything else out. You also feel like you have some more control.
10 out of 10! Do this!
I did this and realized it was just a control thing and I was psyching myself out. It was fine and didn’t add any additional pain to that whole situation. It was just kind of comforting to know everything wasn’t falling out.
So there you have it, some TMI that might help you out if you plan on giving birth at any point.