Tips on How to Deal with you First Postpartum Toilet Trip

Obviously, the prospect of a baby exiting your body is bad, but sometimes we don’t realise that post labour ANYTHING exiting your body can be quite a daunting prospect. No matter how you gave birth the first (and a few after that!) postpartum toilet trip is scary! Here some lovely mamas give their best advice on how to make it that little bit easier.

Andrex Wet Toilet Tissues are heaven.
Chelsey, In The City Today

Laxatives!! The pills I was given after my cesarian bunged me up so badly, also the thought of “pushing” any harder than I had to gave me nightmares.
Georgina, Georgina Clarke Blog

If you can, take it as a relaxing opportunity. You may need a good half hour but just relax. Take a magazine in with you or something to help take your mind off it & don’t forget the jug of water! Also, eat lots of fruit & drink lots of water. It’ll bring your energy levels up & also help with toilet business.
– Claire, Dear Mummy Bear

Take your time, if it stings then pour water from a jug/cup between your legs whilst you wee. This can also help if you struggle to wee the first time. If it’s a number 2 then just relax. Make sure you have enough time to just sit and wait. Eat plenty of fibre and take a natural laxative if you need too.

Amy, The Smallest of Things

If you need to take someone for moral support!! My other half came with me both times. I had a 3rd-degree tear so I was terrified. If wasn’t as bad as I expected and now we laugh about it.

Becky, Mommy & Rory

Don’t panic. Everything won’t fall out! For me, the thought of it was much worse than the actual act itself. 
Kayley, Friendly First Foods

Hold folded up toilet tissue against your stitches and take Lactulose, they gave me some in the hospital to “help”, worked a treat. I couldn’t stop going! 

Harriet, A Rush of Love



  1. March 23, 2017 / 7:55 am

    These are some really good pieces of advice. My wife was really worried about going to the loo after my daughter's birth…

  2. March 23, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I'm going to keep a note if these for when I give birth in Sept. thanks for sharing ladies x

  3. March 23, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    oh jeez that's a memory I haven't thought of for a while. Your first poop after giving birth was like a mini labour session for me! Lots of puffing and panting happening!

  4. March 24, 2017 / 7:50 am

    I wish it was spoken about more before we give birth, although it doesn't get any easier after your second! Arnica tablets reallys helped with the bruising down there, which I think helped with the toilet situation x

  5. March 24, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Going to the toilet was something I absolutely dreaded first time around. It's like if you broke your arm you're always going to be nervous when you next trip, if you break it again. But second time around I got it over and done with as soon as possible which helped for the fear

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