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Old 07-15-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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I did with my medicated and non-medicated birth. I puked just a small amount with the unmedicated, a couple small heaves ....with my medicated birth it was a couple of big heaves......

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:46 PM
 
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I couldn't vote b/c I did vomit with the first but not with the 2nd. I hate hate hate to throw up, but to tell the truth it wasn't so horrible. It just happened and I didn't fight it like I usually do.

The 2nd time I didn't believe I was in transition b/c I wasn't puking and I though that was going to happen again.

I'm going round 3 and we'll see what happens this time.

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With #1 I puked during transition (I was pretty tired though and hadn't eaten since the evening before; so I was resting in bed, puking in a bucket a few times). I think because my water broke after less than 2 hours sleep and then transition 12 hours later on an empty stomach probably didn't help.
With #2 and #3 not at all. Didn't feel the least bit nauseous. But #2 was super fast, and for #3 I was well rested and relaxed and ate a few times during my relatively short labor.

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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I threw up during my unmedicated birth and my drugged hospital birth.

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Three normal births in the hospital -- no vomiting here. I am also an emetaphobe -- I have only thrown up 7 times in my entire life.
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I did several times during my vbac labor at home during active labor. I did get an epi after I transferred (not planned) and didn't vomit after that.
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No I didn't for either birth. One was a c-section, the other a med free vbac.
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My answer is no for my 1st birth (unmedicated). However, I came awful awful close during the last few contractions of transition...I was terribly nauseated for those last 20-30 minutes. I'm an extreme emetephobe so I was fighting it with everything I had; just as I finally gave in and realized it was probably going to happen, transition ended and so did the nausea.

One of the things that I believe kept me from actually throwing up was my m/w got a big tub of ice water and kept giving me rags soaked in the ice cold water to put on my fact & neck. I plan to use this technique again with my upcoming birth!
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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!!:

Yep, me too. It's an irrational fear, but there you go. I've puked a grand total of four times in my life, and I think it's mostly because I'm so afraid of it that I will it not to happen.

This is my single greatest fear about giving birth, now that I know about it.
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yes, several times
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:21 AM
 
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Yup - at home, maybe halfway through labor, several times. I seem suceptible to vomiting, though. I get seasick, airsick, carsick, heat sick, alcohol sick, and never get an illness except for stomach bugs. Basically, if anything is different, my body responds by throwing up, so I may not be the best person to ask
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nope. no pukey feeling at all during either one. (2 homebirths)
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Yes. I did all three times.
Just once for each labor, that's how I know I'm in transition.
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I vomited once during transition, but it was no big deal (did it and then I felt better).

I think it was also due to the fact that when I was in early labor I was SO HUNGRY and insisted that DH make me some pancakes!!!! At the time a friend of mine said "I wouldn't eat too much if I were you..." but I didn't really heed her advice. I mean, I was SO hungry!

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Oh, and I forgot to mention that yes, it was an unmedicated birth.

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Never threw up. During pushing though, each contraction would be accompanied by an overwhelming wave of nasuea. Distracting didn't even begin to describe it. I couldn't focus on pushing...I wanted to throw up...need to push...which one which one?? Was like having my body ripped into two portions, both demanding equal parts of my time that I didn't have. Nature is so beautiful.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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i voted YES

My birth turned medical -- at the end and i had medication

however

I was sick BEFORE then and not again AFTER so i think that counts as it was the natural part of the birth

I was tired, i had been up a long time, and i was sick 3 or 4 times after 18 to 20 hours of labor and before 22 hours.......

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No, I didn't even feel a twinge of nausea.

I was drinking lemonade the entire time.
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NOpe. NO nausea, nothing, both unmedicated natural births. I am an emet too(lots of us on here!) so I didnt want meds for that reason(nausea/vomiting as a side effect) So I had no meds, and no nausea. I did eat throughout my labour though.

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Yes, I did, and it wasn't any big deal - not like throwing up when you're sick. When it was done, I felt better, though it did deter me from eating as much as I probably should have for the rest of my labor (I threw up around 3 cm, and then it was done!)

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Yes, I vomitted during most of my pg anyway, so when I went into labor I started barfing about 6-7 hours into it at home. I rode an hour in the car to the freestanding birth center and then barfed again until there was nothing left. I sipped lemonade during labor and kept it down, then ate anything I wanted immediately after (very different than while pg).

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Oh yes, I did repeatedly with my last son- it was only a 4 hr labor too (I ate at the start)
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Out of four, the only labor I threw up in was the one that was augmented with castor oil. No pain meds or other medication with any.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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With #1: no m/s vomiting during pregnancy, vomited during labor (hospital birth, induced + epi)

With #2: really bad m/s throughout entire pregnancy, NO vomiting during labor (quick and easy homebirth)

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Only once while I was in labor but it felt GREAT. Took my mind off contractions momentarily. I'm not a puker either - never threw up during morning sickness and have not thrown up since.
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I vomited while I had an epidural in, so it wasn't from pain. Vagal nerve stimulation I guess. I was complete and pushing and threw up twice.

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Vomited with both of my med-free labors.
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vomited with all 4 of my births. 2 were epidural births, 1 med-free hospital birth, and 1 UC, puked in all of them.

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1st birth-Emergency C-section. I never labored. I got sick from the meds and threw up on the operating table.

2nd birth-Repeat C-section. I never labored. Did not vomit.

3rd birth-UC. Threw up once during transition.

4th birth-UC. Threw up once during transition.

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No.

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