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Do home birth midwives have anti-sickness medicine?

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ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Tue 12-Feb-13 21:45:24

Ask for an anti-emetic jab instead of a pill as it works quicker and for longer (I think). I had a cyclizine jab at home but had to have it prescribed beforehand.
Good luck!

MrsHBaby3 Tue 12-Feb-13 18:01:09

She's on call so phone her and check. If she's not well enough to be there, someone else will help you.

leannac Sun 10-Feb-13 21:09:41

Thank you for your reassurance. Maybe I need to check with my dr whether he needs to prescribe anti-emetic for me? I've been assigned a fab incredibly experienced midwife to be permanently on call for my home birth but she's is about to have a bereavement in the family & will be taking time off for visiting the family. As such I don't want to bother her with this question or my panicking!!

Please let everyone be right & home birth be loads better than last time. Am terrified :-(

quoteunquote Sun 10-Feb-13 20:59:58

I don't know if they have the anti sickness medicine,

but it perfectly normal to feel the way you do, when waiting to give birth,

fill that pool up and have a relaxing float, anything to take the stress levels down, if you can get a couple of those swimming noodles, you can tuck them under your arms and legs and float very comfortable and read a book,

HarderToKidnap Sun 10-Feb-13 20:58:36

No, not routinely, at my trust. If you're worried you could get your GP to prescribe it, get it from the pharmacy and the midwives could administer it labour if you needed it.

janek Sun 10-Feb-13 20:56:45

I was given an anti-emetic pill when i had dd1 at home. Is that what you wanted or something more hardcore?

Please remember, your body knows what it's doing this time, everything will be fine. Also, home birth is so different to hospital birth (i imagine... I had both of my dds at home). It is really relaxed. You, or your dp, are in charge, no one does anything without your sayso.

A homebirth is a good decsion i think. Good luck!

leannac Sun 10-Feb-13 20:49:25

After a horrendously traumatic & dangerous 1st birth of dd1 18 months ago I am now 37 wks with dc2. I'd planned a home birth this time as due to the trauma of last time I am now properly terrified of hospitals. The birthing pool just got delivered & its given me a bit of a panic attack about the fact that I have to give birth again. One question I haven't asked & seem to need to know now to reassure me is whether home birth midwives carry anti nausea medicine like in hospital ? Or do I have to add vomiting throughout labour to my potential things to feel awful about??

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