My husband told me lots of women poop during labor.  It was one of the reasons he didn’t like doing OBGYN.

“Well,” I said to him, “then you better stay in the waiting room when my time comes, because I bet I’m going to poop too.”

I’d never read much about childbirth since I was never sure it was in my future.  I’m finding that–like cancer–until it affected me directly through my mom, I had no idea what people went through.

I guess I need to do my  best to view it as a natural process (including the pooping.)

Earlier this month, my mom was terrified that she’d lose control of her bowels on the radiation table.  I told her not to be ashamed–which understandably made her very irritated, since it’s easy to say “it’s nothing” when you aren’t the one feeling humiliated and pooping all over.

Well mom, now I’m going to put my money where my rectum is, because I’m gonna lose control and poop in front of a bunch of people too.  🙂


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