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pregnant baby poop?!?!? mama to 2 pumpkins 2 kids; 4 angel babies; San Francisco, California 10735 posts
15th Aug '08

ok i was reading a labor story last night when they broke her water green baby poop came out. the baby had pooped inside her. i didn't know babies poop in the womb! i knew they pee pee. any one else have this happen to you when your water broke or heard of baby pooping inside?

MandiJo☮ 18 kids; Pocatello, Idaho 8149 posts
15th Aug '08

It happens, not that often, but its not good either!




Meconium is normally stored in the infant's intestines until after birth, but sometimes it is expelled into the amniotic fluid prior to birth or during labor and delivery.

mama k 18 kids; Hawaii 11998 posts
15th Aug '08
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umadbro? 1 child; Trinidad and Tobago 12693 posts
15th Aug '08
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ListerFIEND 2 kids; New York 40226 posts
status 15th Aug '08

It happens when the baby is over due or in distress.



ETA: If they're in there too long, they'll come out green.

Holden's Mom 1 child; Arizona 6830 posts
15th Aug '08

Yeah its called meconium and it is a sign of fetal distress. Meconium aspiration is the leading cause of full term babies going to the NICU.

☆jeep_mama☆ 17 kids; Grand Rapids Charter Township, Michigan 10963 posts
15th Aug '08

its meconium, and from what ive heard, the baby needs to be delivered within like 24 hours. Its not safe! can cause infections. But yes, it does happen.

MandiJo☮ 18 kids; Pocatello, Idaho 8149 posts
15th Aug '08
L7 Alabama, NJ, United States 1566 posts
15th Aug '08
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Keeper of the Cheerios 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Marysville, Ohio 4045 posts
15th Aug '08

It happened to me when I gave birth to my daughter back in October. She had breathed some of it in, and had to be suctioned out as soon as she was born.

Kyrie ♥'s Monkeys 2 kids; why, az, United States 52117 posts
15th Aug '08

It happened to me when I was born. I pooped in my own water. It can be dangerous

mama to 2 pumpkins 2 kids; 4 angel babies; San Francisco, California 10735 posts
15th Aug '08

oh wow. i'm glad i asked about that. aww poor lil babies!

ListerFIEND 2 kids; New York 40226 posts
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Tashara: Just Me 34 kids; Melvindale, Michigan 14137 posts
15th Aug '08
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pixie_posy Due October 21 (twins); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 372 posts
15th Aug '08

My last daughter had meconium in the amniotic fluid. When I had her they had a respiratory nurse in the delivery room so they could check to make sure she hadn't inhaled any. She was 4 days overdue, but the cord was wrapped around her neck twice so they think she was in distress too. Thankfully she hadn't inhaled any into her lungs and she was A-1.