We don’t want to gush about their bowel movements here, but it really is a good sign at birth. You are doing everything right and the baby is almost there. Normally, women in labor do not notice whether they are emptying their intestines during labor or not. At this point, most people are so focused on contractions, pressure, and the home stretch that they have long forgotten their initial concerns about them. Midwives are also prepared for this and quickly clear up the mishap. So you don’t have to worry about your baby coming into contact with your waste.