Sorry if this is all TMI with regard to my bowel habits
, but I've been thinking a lot about my miscarriage this past January, and wondering if it will in any way prepare me for "real" labor...
For me, the worst part about the m/c itself was not the pain (which was horrendous enough, believe me!) but the fact that I had really horrible diarrhea throughout the whole ordeal. The diarrhea was so distressing to me that it completely took over the whole experience and prevented me from being able to calm down and let things happen. I felt like I'd lost all control over my body, and spent the whole time frantically running back and forth to the bathroom and crying, unable to control my bowels. I can't even describe how horrible, painful and upsetting that was.
We've just started TTC again so I'm not even pregnant yet, but I'm secretly really terrified of going through that again during labor. I just couldn't handle it. I should say that I always have problems with diarrhea when I'm stressed, excited, or find myself in new situations, so there's a large chance it could happen again. Has anyone else had trouble with diarrhea during labor? What did you do?
Would it be safe to just take some Immodium beforehand? What about an enema-- or would that cause more problems? I know I just shouldn't stress about it, but I'm feeling kind of nervous about getting back on the TTC bandwagon as it is, and I guess I just kind of need some reassurance.