Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Delivery stinks

Having a baby, (and I do mean birthing it) is truly one of my favorite activities. I know I've only done it twice, but thats enough to know isn't it. All of you au naturals are probably thinking "well she must have gotton an epidural - and that's bad for the baby", and you're right I did get one and your wrong, my babies were fine.
But recently, I learned something really disturbing about childbirth, no not the pooping thing, I already knew about that (I only did it once though-poop free the first time). The stinky thing I learned is that it stinks; smells bad. I asked a few other moms and they didn't know either, so I started asking dads. They all knew. Today a delivery doctor came into my work so I took the chance to verify this dad-cia style secret. And it's true. He said the smell is the amniotic fluid which can be made worse if there is meconium in it, he also said it can be made worse by bad hygiene. Ladies, I know it gets hard to reach, but save yourself the embarassement and clean up.

4 comments:

The Morty's said...

I never knew this and I was wondering what that conversation was about when you were talking to the Dr. LOL I wonder if it isthe same if you have a csection.....

Diania said...

Yes, I heard this. My friend's husband told her and she warned Ben. I don't think it has anything to do with hygiene. I think it's gonna be gross no matter what. And if poop is mixed in too (I didn't) I'm sure it's worse. Gross.

Ryan & Robyn said...

thanks for the extra dose of birth control!

Christine Peterson said...

TJ what the H! That's funny, I wonder if it stinks when your water breaks as amniotic fluid comes out. If so mine did not stink! ha ha. Plus I had a c-section, wow I gotta tell everyone about this topic!

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