I started vomiting in transition and ended up getting very dehydrated. I tried, but couldn't keep any fluids down. I got pretty weak - too weak to push effectively. Let me tell ya - it is no fun to puke every time a contraction peaks during the late stages of labor. I'd really like to know what causes this (if anything) so I can avoid it next time. Because my midwife was prevented by law from giving me IV fluids
: (and she was a nurse for 30 years, so she is obviously capable of administering an IV!), we transferred to the hospital so I could get an IV there. Aside from the IV and some oxygen, I didn't have any other medical interventions - so yeah, drug-free. Darn that stupid puking, though!