Wow there’s so much to learn about different women’s experiences with childbirth.
The lesson for today is that the first poop after childbirth is extremely painful.
A Twitter user, @idomagirl, shared that she’d just discovered pooping after childbirth was extremely painful, and so many have come to share their experience.
Wait, so the first poop after childbirth is extremely painful?
— Idomagirl (@idomagirl) February 5, 2020
The experiences are, well, we guess intimidating is the word. Women really are strong people.
Just, see the replies for yourself:
Dulcolax to the rescue. I still have a few tablets sef. It was painful, especially as I was nursing a bad CS wound that basically refused to heal, but it could have been way worse
— Bíbíire ò ṣé fowó rà (@yew1e) February 6, 2020
See ehhhn, anything that concerns the tummy area, na problem. The Whatsapp broadcast I sent when I finally pooped after 3 weeks was epic. And yeah, I was happy but it hurt like hell and continued hurting for a while. To laugh, problem. To cry, still problem.
— Ada Akunne aka Mummy BO (@SheisBoki) February 6, 2020
So, I inadvertently sneezed 3 days post OP! I cried for about 20 minutes because the pain pushed a new threshold in my brain!
— Perfect Attendance Pencil – #Transformist (@Laraoriye) February 6, 2020
Especially when you have a tear. ? pic.twitter.com/z3Sy06fMsB
— O_O O_O (@_O_O__O_O) February 6, 2020
For me, the first poop was more painful than pushing in the Labour room.
— Folabo Kay Akin-Adewale (@Folabokay_Akin) February 6, 2020
It’s always a dreaded thought for me. Infact I was drinking water in the toilet while trying poop… After first baby ehhnnn. The only fear I had after delivery was first poop. Very painful something….
— Ilemi J Soberekon (@Ilemiobor) February 5, 2020
I was so grateful the second time was easier. pic.twitter.com/VkMRUIDX2Q
— ♜ Oge (@Ms_Oge) February 6, 2020
Gosh! It was horrifying. I was crying in the toilet? or was it the time I cried after I sneezed.
— Iphie (@UniqueIfy_1) February 6, 2020
You don’t want to imagine it.
Some will deny that it wasn’t but I bet you, experience is the best teacher.
There are some suggestions about how women can make their first poop after childbirth easier though. Like taking a loooooot of water. Taking stool softeners. And remembering that fibre is your friend.