Mar 9, '06
I have been in OB 9 years and have NEVER done or been a party to this...and I have worked with doctors who have delivered babies since the 1950s........
And on that note, we don't shave people either...unless they are to go for a csection.
Giving an enema in no way guarantees a so-called "clean" delivery. Poop STILL happens. How do I know? I have had moms who had given themselves enemas (in hopes of avoiding embarassment themselves) and still poop plenty while giving birth. The only way to be sure all is "clear" is to have done a mag citrate prep or something the day before---and nobody is gonna do this.
I am surprised---I have worked 3 places with many different doctors from all over the world, and none even hinted at the use of enema in laboring women.
What a terribly uncomfortable and unnecessary thing to put women through in labor....
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 9, '06