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#2 and #3 were both waterbirths @ home, no drugs obviously. No vomiting.
#2, totally unmedicated (very fast) hospital birth. Did not have time to vomit.
#3, 1/2 shot of Nubain with this one, vomited.
#4, 1/2 shot of Nubain again, vomited once again.
But no vomitting or nausea with my birth center delivery that was 100% au'natural.
Amy ~ SAHM to DS (9) DD (5) and DS (2) And expecting a late May 2012!
But holy mother, did I drink like a horse (is that saying? )
I downed so much water and Gatorade, that I started to feel nauseated, and had to slow down.
Jenn, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Specialist, future Midwife
Mama to Big K (6/05), Little K (5/07), stepmama to Middle K (11/05),expecting
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Baby K July/August 2017
I'm going unmedded this time (yay, no need to be induced!!) and like some of the PP, vomiting or extreme nausea is my worst fear of labor, moreso than any pain.
The poll seems to be fairly close to 50/50, which surprises me. But to really tell, you'd also have to have a poll of people who did use pain meds - and compare those percentages with these.
Just among my friends, the women who threw up all had medicated births. I can't think of anyone I know who had natural births that got sick during. I had always heard it attributed to the pain meds mainly.
Yes, over and over and over.
But then I tend to vomit a fair amount. What I mean by that nerves, motion sickness and other stuff always seems to affect my stomach so, maybe it's just me.
My other 2 births (non-medicated homebirths) I didn't vomit once.
I thought with my next one there would be no vomiting because no pit........HAAAAAA!! It wasn't as intense but I still vomited pretty violently during transition and a few times while pushing. The same way with my third child. Both no meds.
With my first we went to the hospital at 9 am. I was 3-4 cm but had been in labor 24 hrs. I new it was time. I was holding my oldest daughter at 10:05 am. I went from 3-4 cm to fully dilated in about 30.
My second dd (third child). We got to the hospital about 9:PM. I decided to go just to have the doctor check me. She was 13/14 days past due date. I had been in and out of labor for 36 hrs. I would have a contraction, it would peak, go down a little but never fully stop for 5-15 minutes, peak again then abruptly stop. I had been doing that for a few hours. I had never read anything about contractions like that and I couldn't get comfortable with them in my mind. We both agreed if baby was OK we would leave. I got there they checked for dilation 2 cm (same thing I was for the past month and half). They put on a baby monitor watched me have two of these contractions (confirming to myself I wasn't nuts and listening to my body). Then doctor stop by. He had been out and said he wanted to watch a little longer. He was going to clean up, change clothes, and be right back. He left the room and WHAM!!! I had this overwhelming feeling. I told the nurse to check my cervix again. She started to argue that they don't like to check them this close it had only been about 20-30 minutes. My dh said I gave her the death look and she honored my wish. I was 7 cm. I started puking violently. I was fulling dilated and pushing at 10:PM puking had pretty much stopped. During this time my water never broke. My doctor prepared himself to get wet. He explained this to the nurse who had only read this in theory. At about 12:30 I asked him if the water was broke if it might make things move along. I was exhausted and wanted her out. He broke my water, I pushed another hour. While pushing her out I puke a little bit more it wasn't violent though.
All three of my labors were long labors. I had eaten during the beginning. When my body said stop, I stooped. I couldn't have survived if I did eat and drink when I felt like it.
To this day I think it is caused by me having such sudden and powerful transitions. I cannot explain the energy during transition. I labor pretty calmly. Pushing is calm. That transitition.............whoa.
Jen Mama of 2 precious boys (9) (6) and still in with my Matt after 12 years together.
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