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were you sick after giving birth?

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misdee Fri 22-Apr-05 20:47:26

lovely subject

did anyone else puke after giving birth? threw up with dd1+3, both evening births, didnt with dd2 who was born before i had chance to eat that day. had gas and air with all 3.

Fimbo Fri 22-Apr-05 20:51:23

I had sections for both dd and ds. Didn't throw up after I had dd, but did after ds and continued doing so for the best part of a week, despite anti sickness tablets and injections - I couldn't even keep water down. With dd I had morning sickness for 16 weeks and with ds I felt sick/threw up for the whole pregnancy - does that have any bearing do you think?

soapbox Fri 22-Apr-05 20:53:31

Yes - apparently its the injection they give you to expel the placenta that causes it.

If you have a natural 3rd stage then it is less likely to happen.

Maybe Mears could fill us in more?????

jampots Fri 22-Apr-05 20:53:44

i barfed during my op and also coughed and blew my stitches !

moondog Fri 22-Apr-05 20:54:30

Yes!!
Is that because of the drugs or what?
Both times, remember reeling madly around the delivery room, trailing blood and gore (sorry-tmi I know!)like a bull in a bullring hurling into those funny little cardboard bowls.
(My, I sound ladylike don't I!!?)
The other weird thing was the uncontrollable shivering for a few hours afterwards. Just couldn't get warm.

dinny Fri 22-Apr-05 20:54:53

during, not after for me.

nutcracker Fri 22-Apr-05 20:55:00

Jampots, even i didn't do that and i had the flu when i had dd2.

I was sick after dd1's section.

jampots Fri 22-Apr-05 20:55:25

in my defence, I told the anesthetist I felt sick and he kindly explained that was probably because they were moving my stomach out of hte way! Also later chose to point out that they were just popping my uterus back in now!

JoolsToo Fri 22-Apr-05 20:56:14

no - not on any of the 3 occasions

Linnet Fri 22-Apr-05 20:58:37

With dd1 I had diamorphine and then an epidural, I was sick throughout labour. Dd1 was finally delivered in theatre by forceps and I was sick afterwards while still in the theatre.

Dd2, I delivered myself with just some gas and air and I wasn't sick once.

misdee Fri 22-Apr-05 21:00:58

moondog, had the shivering thing the night i had dd3. i put it down to blood loss (300ml i think it says, not much but twice as much as the previous births).

Merlin Fri 22-Apr-05 21:01:13

DS1 - no labour, emerg c/section - sick and shivering afterwards in recovery.

DS2 - 7 hr labour, .emerg c/section - sick about 6 times during and MAJOR shivering

essbee Fri 22-Apr-05 21:02:09

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essbee Fri 22-Apr-05 21:02:30

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dinny Fri 22-Apr-05 21:02:40

oh yes, forgot the shivering. shock?

foxinsocks Fri 22-Apr-05 21:03:24

I was sick during both my labours (and had morning sickness with the first but not with the second). I had a whiff of gas and air with the first but that made me more sick so gave it up. With the second, I was throwing up from the minute labour started to the minute it finished and had no drugs so that couldn't have caused it! Midwife told me that some people react that way to labour but gave me a nice jab of anti-emetic after junior was born to stop it.

I also shivered badly after both my labours (like moondog) so don't know if that's connected.

beansontoast Fri 22-Apr-05 21:04:57

gas and air give syou the shakes...she says very matter of factly..well thats what my midwife said to me when i was wobbling off my bed

mears Fri 22-Apr-05 21:07:34

The biggest cause of vomiting post delivery is without a doubt syntometrine (drug given for placenta). If you vomit throughout labour, you will defo vomit with injection. Not everyone does though. I have to say that it didn't make me vomit. However, with women who have not vomited at all throughout labour, despite having painkilling injections, it is amazing how many start vomiting within 15 mins of syntometrine. Disrupts baby's skin-to-skin contact

misdee Fri 22-Apr-05 21:11:07

then will avoid the jab next time mears. cheers.

the student midwife looked worried asbout me puking after dd3. i just said 'dont worry and pass me a bowl. happened with N'

Thomcat Fri 22-Apr-05 21:13:28

No, but projectile vomited when having contractions at home.
(didn't have any drugs in labour though - as that seems to be an issue in the throwing up after area)

dinny Fri 22-Apr-05 21:14:20

gas and air the first time - shivers
nothing the second - shivers

I am so prine to puking - amazed didn't after the injection to expel the placenta (sorry, can't be arsed to think how to spell name). Did through transition both times tho.

Mosschops30 Fri 22-Apr-05 21:14:58

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moondog Fri 22-Apr-05 21:15:49

Are they supposed to ask if you want it mears? Can't remember if they did or not... (no fit state to really) How many people have it as a matter of course?
Are you not in favour of it generally speaking? If you didn't have it, would the placenta take a lot longer to come out? Sorry, too many questions.

Pruni Fri 22-Apr-05 21:18:01

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juicychops Fri 22-Apr-05 21:24:19

I felt extremely sick the first time i got out of bed after giving birth, but i managed not to be.

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