You’ve heard the whispers. Someone has probably come right out and said it:
I pooped during labor.
The good news? There are ways to lessen the chances of it happening and even if it does happen, you probably won’t even know.
The following list is based on things you can do in the days leading up to labor, as well as some things you can do once labor begins.
Drink regularly – Plenty of water will help you keep your system regular and working well.
Eat plenty of whole foods – Lots of fiber is important in making sure you’re regular. Make sure you’re eating as healthy and fibrous a diet as possible and talk to your doctor or a nutritionist if you’re not sure what food is best for you during pregnancy.
Avoid food that causes indigestion – Spicy, oily and rich foods can cause digestive issues and keep you running to the toilet.1 | 2 | 3