A warning to those who are squeamish: there's a lot of graphic poo manipulation talk in the following paragraph.
One of my first signs of pregnancy was approximately 2 weeks of unrelenting diarrhea. As a therapist who holds group treatment for three straight hours a couple of evenings each week, this was complicated and involved a lot of shifting in my chair and impromptu breaks. Anyhow, because my family physician does not deliver babies and has very little knowledge of the lesser known pregnancy symptoms, he quickly recommended a stool sample to check for infections of viruses. I'm not sure how many of you have done this, but it involves pooing onto paper towel or plastic wrap and scooping little bits of it into tiny containers, followed by stirring. As a newly pregnant lady who had always had a very strong sense of smell (if I had a superpower, that would be it), sitting that close to my own diarrhea was unbelievably disturbing and it took every bit of me to not gag my way through it.
While telling this story to a dear coworker of mine, she warned that pregnancy is packed full of embarrassing (and kind of hilarious) moments like this. She shared that during her first pregnancy she learned in a big hurry that her milk would drop each time she'd have an orgasm, which resulted in her squirting her husband in the face whenever they had sex. She also described a business conversation with another professional when her soaked nursing pad popped out of her shirt and fell on the floor in front of her.
This made me wonder; on a forum full of mamma's, how many of you have stories like this that you're willing to share with the class?