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Old 06-30-2003, 09:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm wondering if I should get an enema at the hospital. (I know, I should have thought about it a long time ago: )
I didn't have one with dd1, but since then, I've heard it can help things go faster.
Any advice?
If not, just good labor vibes will be greatly appreciated
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Old 06-30-2003, 09:44 PM
 
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I never had one with either of my deliveries and my second was very fast. Ooohhh I'm so excited for you both-hope all goes well and quickly.

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Good labor and birth to you! Sorry, but I don’t actually know anything about the benefits of enema used during labor. How nice to be giving birth right now! I’m jealous…

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First birth had one (an Ontario hospital, by the way), second birth did not have one. Did not really notice a difference in the labour. Was much happier not to deal with that though at an already physically challenging time!

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Unles you're particularly fond of enema's, I would say no. Usually you're body will empty out what it needs to, and I believe the routine administration of eneme's is more for the advantage of the hospital staff than the mother to be.
Good luck though!
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I had one with my first and labored for 15 hours until he was born and it didn't stop anything from coming out during pushing : I didn't with the second and had a 5 hour labor.

This probably had more to do with the fact that it was the second time around and I had no drugs and actually knew well enough to stay up and moving around during labor instead of being flat on my back, but still....

I wouldn't do an enema again..not fun

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ditto what Khrisday said!
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Thanks to y'all for responding quickly. I didn't get the enema (I was contracting every 2 min when I got to the hospital )
What I did get is a wonderfull baby girl that we named Marie Élisabeth. She was 55cm and 8 lb 5 oz. She arrived 2 1/2 hours after we got there.
More to come later.
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Congrats!!!
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Congratulations on your daughter!!

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What I did get is a wonderfull baby girl that we named Marie Élisabeth. She was 55cm and 8 lb 5 oz. She arrived 2 1/2 hours after we got there.
More to come later.
Congratulations!!!!
My ds was the exact measurements when he was born.
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Congratulations on the new little one!
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