Vomiting during labor: what to do?

Vomiting during labor is very common. If you are feeling nauseous during labor be sure to let your nurse know, sometimes they can give you some medication to help your nausea. Some pain medications can increase your chances of having nausea and vomiting.

When in labor you can help reduce your risk of vomiting by eating small bites and drinking sips of water. Some women find sucking on hard candy to be helpful. Slow deep breaths can also help. But, no matter that you do if you body wants to vomit you are going to vomit. Just be prepared for it. Make sure you tell your support person and the medical staff how you are feeling so they can help you.

I needed anti-nausea medication for all of my labors. I vomited during transition in my first labor.

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    8Theresa Gould
    I've never vomited but have felt nauseous. I liked having a cool clothe on my forehead and neck and I usually put my head down to ward off the nausea.
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