Approximately 30% of women poop when they push their baby out. There is a trend I'm starting to see pop up of offering/pushing enemas to women when they are in labor. I got an email from a friend this week and here is a portion of it: "They gave her an enema before starting pitocin because the doctor didn't want to be pooped on. Yes, he personally told the mom this." Gotta love the OB that does things for his comfort and not the mom's.
At any rate, the body, typically at the beginning of labor, will naturally get rid of waste. She'll usually have loose bowels, sometimes even diarrhea. She should eat and drink throughout her labor though, which means more waste. And that's ok! So, along with all the questions I've given you over the years to ask your care provider, here's another one: