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Did you vomit during your natural (no pain meds) birth??

Poll Results: Did you vomit during your med-free birth?

 
  • 47% (220)
    Yes
  • 52% (244)
    No
464 Total Votes  
post #1 of 172
Thread Starter 
An emetaphobic with only a medicated hospital birth (no vomitting! LOL) experience needs to know.

ETA- oops...meant to include a poll.
post #2 of 172
Nope! Neither of them, but I did with my medicated hospital one!
post #3 of 172
No, no vomiting with mine.
post #4 of 172
I can add a poll if you tell me what options you want.

Yes, I did, but just a little. And I, too, am somewhat phobic about it (or at least I despise it). It wasn't a big deal at the time - had DP get me a bucket.
post #5 of 172
yes, and it felt great. i was nauseous the whole time and it finally happened between pushing contractions.
post #6 of 172
Nope.
post #7 of 172
Nope. I didn't puke once during all of pregnancy and birth.

-Angela
post #8 of 172
Nope, I didn't.
post #9 of 172
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arwyn View Post
I can add a poll if you tell me what options you want.
Just "yes" and "no".

The worst part for me would be anticipating it. I know I sound nuts to lots of people, but vomitting is one of my top 3 scariest, awful feelings. So many people (DH included) remind me of how much better you feel afterwards, but I just CANNOT get myself to think of anything other than "please God, I don't want to puke!" And I can't imagine adding that into labor!!:
post #10 of 172
Yep. I did. A lot. For the last twelve hours of labor. But then it was over. I was really worried about it too, and it did bother me, but it was worth it. It was easier that it was at home. I don't think I would've handled it well in public (aka hospital).

ETA: In the hospital I would've been given a c-section--so lots of reasons why it was worth it for me...
post #11 of 172
Nope, not w/either but I'm not a "puker."
post #12 of 172

I thought I was the only one

I'm emetaphobic. I did not , but felt like it daily, that went away completely the day before I had Kailey. I remember asking everyone when I was preg..most of the answers we no. I had an emergency c-sect, but they gave me somekind of liquid medicine to prevent throwing up and promiced me I wouldn't, and of course I didn't . Let the ob or midwife know you are emetaphobic that way hopefully they can ease your mind about labor.

Huge hugs!!! You will do great!!
post #13 of 172
Poll's up.

I didn't vomit during pregnancy, except for once when I got sick, and I don't normally throw up (maybe half a dozen times in my adult life), but I did during birth.
post #14 of 172
With dd I did. I was in the hospital and very nervous about being there because of unwanted interventions.

With ds I did not. Had him in a birth center with a mw and knew that nothing was going to be done to me that I didnt want so I was very relaxed.
post #15 of 172
I felt like I was about to throw up when I started pushing, but was able to direct that energy in the other direction.
post #16 of 172
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Originally Posted by BelgianSheepDog View Post
I felt like I was about to throw up when I started pushing, but was able to direct that energy in the other direction.
see, i felt like the actual puking helped push her down.
post #17 of 172
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Originally Posted by mothragirl View Post
see, i felt like the actual puking helped push her down.
And I was puking throughout the long period when she was malpositioned and couldn't move down, so I guess there's just no rule at all...
post #18 of 172
Nope, I never vomited during labor or birth- and I had 3 home births.
post #19 of 172
Yes, I did. Just once, as I changed positions when pushing. I think the shifting of my stomach while I was in such a fragile state (very exhausted after 35 hours of labor) just put me over the edge. There was no anticipating it It just happened.

I had a c-section with DS1 and the stuff they gave me to prevent me from throwing up tasted SO bad, that I threw it up!
post #20 of 172
Three unmedicated hospital births and no puking at all!! My mom puked during her unmedicated births, so I was worried, but no problem during any of them!
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