nausea and vomiting (N/V) is VERY common in labor and delivery (unfortunately). There can be several causes.
1. anesthesia - spinals and epidurals are commonly accompanied by N/V due to a drop in blood pressure that can occur from their placements/medications.
2. hormones - laboring N/V are most common in the transition stage (8-10) due to a hormine surge preparing for the delivery of your baby. It's no fun, especially when your contractions can be most intense, but often this helps move your baby down and sometimes push it out (no joke).
3. smells/aromas can trigger N/V. Pregnant women are ultra-sensitive to odors, so controlling your enviromental scents can help tremendously.
AROMATHERAPY is extremely helpful for N/V. A few essential oils work just as well, if not better than, medications for controlling nausea.
As a Labor and Delivery nurse I prefer to use essential oil blends as opposed to IV medications (like zofran). It is non-invasive, takes effect much faster and can be used as much as needed.
Hope this helps! I know a great company that makes natural blends for birth. message me if interested.
i was sick at 4-5 cm just before i went into the delivery suite. Partly due to the pain (had not had any pain relief by then) and partly i think because of the pizza OH and I had for dinner that night!
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