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Pooping During Childbirth

Anxious about accidentally pooping during childbirth? You're not alone—but it's not worth the worry. Here's why.

Not everyone experiences this, but it’s not at all unexpected. It’s not usually very much, and the nurse just wipes it away. Trust us, it sounds like it would be humiliating, but you won’t even care (or even necessarily know) when you’re in the moment.

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