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Has anyone eaten anyway after advised NOT to before labor or a minor operation?

did anything serious happen?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • My dh has but I have never he never has any complications

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 10:28 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • I ate DURING labor.... of course, I wasn't in a hospital.....

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 10:28 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • That is a great way to aspirate and die

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:30 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • I ate brothy soups & that's it.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:30 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • The medication they give you during surgery can make you rather nauseated. I had a c-section 4 hours after eating (not planned) and I was so sick!

    Answer by kaylan010 at 10:30 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • No way. If you go into labor, there's not much you can do other than let them know when you last ate - but for a scheduled surgery I wouldn't. There's already a risk of complication, I don't want to make the risks any higher!

    Answer by Scuba at 10:31 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • i was having a tubal the day after my delivery the next morning. well i woke up the next morning with sandpaper for a tonge and so so thirsty. well the surgery went late so i didnt get to get in until about noon time and i just couldnt wait so i snuk a few sips of water. and no nothing bad happened. i usually get nausiated after anestia so that was all normal after i woke up.

    Answer by laura970 at 10:31 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • no! they say that for a reason!

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:34 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • i've never had a surgery before, but when i went into labor at 5am .. I hadn't eaten since dinner the night before (and we ate really early) .. and I didn't have DD until 3pm .. they wouldn't let me eat even though I was STARVING.

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 10:40 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • When I was induced w/ DS1 they told me "nothing but ice chips" - but I CRAVED chocolate milk! So, I kept sneaking some... when it came time to push it was like "Uh oh, I need the bedpan..." puked and then had him. It was gross, but nothing major.

    Answer by MunchiesMom324 at 10:46 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

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