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With an intense vasovagal response to pain, is an elective c-section an option?

My husband and I want to have a baby, but I am concerned about a pretty intense vasovagal response. It kicks in with something as simple as a blood draw or placing an IV, as well as when I am in extreme pain; I vomit and faint. I had an IUD placed three years ago, and I vomited and passed out in the parking lot walking back to my car. I know labor is far more painful than placing an IUD, and I am concerned about spending hours in pain during labor with a vasovagal response. Out of curiosity, what would a doctor recommend in this case? In the event of a healthy pregnancy, would a C-section be a possibility?
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973741 tn?1342342773
Oh, I have what I call a 'pain response' which is nausea and vomiting.  And so . . .   I was definitely nauseated and vomited with both of my deliveries.  My doctor got Zofran on board.  It was awesome!!  :>))  And I also will tell you that I was tossing cookies until I got pain relief from the epidural which made me not have the 'pain response' any longer.  
So, in short, I had my nausea and vomiting controlled and had two natural deliveries and both were incredibly long.  I do not give up a baby easily with the second one being 8 full hours of induction before he showed!  And the first was latent phase labor so it was a full day.  No joke.  

The issue with a C section is the pain isn't over after birth and recovery is more difficult.  My sister has had both C section and natural birth.  She said C section was kind of cool because she set it up like an appointment and had a baby.  However, the recovery was much more difficult.  She had to deal with going into labor for her natural child birth but bounce back after very quickly.  I am a puker and was fine with my deliveries.  :>)))  

Have you and your husband started trying?
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3191940 tn?1447268717
In any delivery, the doctor's goal and the parents' goal are the same - to delivery the baby as safely as possible.  Women have elective C-sections for all sorts of reasons, so it's certainly a possibility.  Before you get pregnant, you should find an OB/GYN and establish a relationship, and talk to them about your concerns.  If you don't feel comfortable with the response, see a different doc.  There are definitely docs out there who will do a planned, elective C-section.
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