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#1 of 172 Old 07-15-2007, 02:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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An emetaphobic with only a medicated hospital birth (no vomitting! LOL) experience needs to know.

ETA- oops...meant to include a poll.

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Nope! Neither of them, but I did with my medicated hospital one!
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No, no vomiting with mine.
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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.
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yes, and it felt great. i was nauseous the whole time and it finally happened between pushing contractions.
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Nope.
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Nope. I didn't puke once during all of pregnancy and birth.

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Nope, I didn't.
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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!!:

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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).

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Nope, not w/either but I'm not a "puker."
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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.

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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.
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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.

 
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I felt like I was about to throw up when I started pushing, but was able to direct that energy in the other direction.
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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.
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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...
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Nope, I never vomited during labor or birth- and I had 3 home births.

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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!
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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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With the thread title I'm not sure how to answer.

I did not vomit during my five drug-free homebirths.

My first labor was vomit-free until my MW spiked my tea with black cohosh & blue cohosh. B&B cohosh are not pain meds and ,as they've never been under patent of a pharmaceutical, others may not consider them drugs. I didn't know I was being drugged but after that it was constant vomiting until my stomach was empty and vomiting every time the melted ice chips reached my stomach.
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The poll would only let me choose one answer and I need both! But I selected "yes" seeing as I did throw up with my 1st birth.

Yes for my first I threw up ONCE, when I got to active labour. I had ZERO nausea with this entire pregnancy.

No for my second, although I did have a period of about 2 minutes during active labour where I felt really nauseous, but never threw up. And with this pregnancy I had about 3 weeks during my 2nd trimester where I felt constantly nauseous.

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I voted yes, but the answers were different for my two births. I vomited once during my first and it was not a big deal (and i am someone who really dislikes vomiting). I did not vomit at all during my second and in fact, ate a lot during my short labor.
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I did - twice during each labor.

I really HATE throwing up. Before my first labor/birth, I had only very rarely vomited - I think I'd thrown up maybe three times in my whole life? And one of those was while I had morning sickness. Somehow during labor, it didn't bother me, it was just something that had to be done. My mom was with me and was very reassuring about how normal it is and how it can help labor to progress. I had no trouble giving in to it and being in "laborland" took away my focus on the stress of vomiting.

2nd labor, I was totally casual about it.



Edited to add that I don't remember feeling nauseated. I would just suddenly really need to throw up, and did so forcefully, and then it was over.

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Yes I did, and that is when my water broke, apparently it was a sign! Not much though, I didn't feel sick for very long.
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I did, but it was only because I ate some crackers thinking my labor was still at the beginning and I needed to keep my energy up. If I had known I was near transition, I would not have eaten anything.
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Nope I didn't. But after throwing up for 11 weeks in my pregnancy, I would've been okay with it.

Besides, they say that throwing up in labor can often help it progress!

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I did with my medicated hospital birth (4x), but not with either of my unmedicated births.

During my second birth, I felt very hot, and nauseous, and I kept begging DH to turn on the ceiling fan. (He couldn't get it to work.) I think the heat had a lot to do with my nauseous feeling -- I get carsick easily, and one thing that always helps me is lots of cold air.

I was prepared with my third birth. I read that citrus essential oil can help that queasy feeling, so I brought a bottle of tangerine oil with me to sniff in case I needed it. I started feelin nauseated during transition, and the MW waved some tangerine oil under my nose, and the feeling passed within one minute, and didn't return.

I would recommend the citrus oil along with ginger candy and a fan to help cool you if you're really afraid of throwing up. (Also, low blood sugar contributes to that nauseated feeling, so drinking lots of juice/sucking hard candies can help.)
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No, I did not vomit at all during three pregnancies and three births.

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