Is it true that they will empty our bowels before the labour process starts? Any pain or discomfort for this?

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I delivered at Thomson Medical and I had one of those laxatives before labour (mine was induced and self check-in beforehand so there was time). I don't know how other hospitals do it but the only discomfort was the feeling of wanting to empty bowels and that's fine after going to the toilet :x

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Super Mum

I was given a laxative then a nurse gave me an enema (basically sprayed water up my butt hahah) afterwards just had to pass motion. Totally no pain or discomfort! I did csect though not labour

I'm a FTM but i had a laparoscopy three years ago and before surgery they had given me laxatives to empty my bowels. I've also heard of this being done before labour.

VIP Member

Yes its true. If u can empty your own it will be good. For me , i empty bowels before my labour . So they didnt give me any pill. And proceed into labour

VIP Member

Is it a must for it? I didn't receive anything for it. I delivered in kkh though

Super Mum

Ya. Pill will be given. Dont wanna scare the gynae.. do we?

Yes they will give a pill to clear ur bowels

VIP Member

Yes it's true. No pain.

Ya. They will give pill