The Silver Lining of Vomiting During Labor


Vomiting during labor sounds pretty awful. I mean, it’s kinda like getting kicked when you’re already down. No mother is excited to hear that throwing up during childbirth can be pretty normal.

But wait, there’s more! Your Pollyanna childbirth educator (that’s me!) is here to save the day with some good news. Did you know that there’s a silver lining to vomiting during labor? Throwing up in labor is not all bad and there’s actually some good news attached to it!

Before we get to the good stuff, I did want to share with you that what I’m writing about in this post is purely anecdotal and based on my experience of assisting women in labor. Take from this article what’s helpful, and leave the rest.

Also, just as an FYI, a small minority of women throw up throughout their entire birth experience, which, as you can imagine, is an extremely difficult labor. This post isn’t…

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