Is it true you can't eat during labor?

If it is, why not? If I'm in labor for a LONG time will they let me eat something? Or will they let me go over 24hrs without eating?

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MarlyeGirl

Asked by MarlyeGirl at 7:15 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Besides, why eat? You're just gonna poop on the table! LMAO!!!
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:18 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • THEY BETTER LET ME EAT! I've heard the same thing though... thats why I'm not going to the hospital until my contractions are like 5 min apart at the most! lol i wanna be able to eat!
    Zacherysmommy08

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 7:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • I dont know why buts its true. :( Prob because you are on an IV maybe??
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • Believe me when you are in labor the last thing that you will want is to eat.
    candygirl1030

    Answer by candygirl1030 at 7:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • Trust me, eating will be the farthest thing from your mind!!
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • LOL I like eating.... :) but from the braxton hicks I've had... i doubt I'll wanna eat
    Zacherysmommy08

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 7:19 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • The hospital didn't let me eat anything until I had my kiddo's. I think it's because of the chance that you may have to have a c-section but I'm not for sure that's why. But no you can't eat while in labor at the hospital.
    andrea515

    Answer by andrea515 at 7:19 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • The reason you can't eat is because if for some reasonyou needed an emergency C-section it safer if your stomach is empty when you go into surgery. They wouldn't let me eat for three days, believe me I asked why!


     The last couple of posts are correct, you won't care about that when the time comes.

    MAUREEN55

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 7:20 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • Lol shut up Steph!!!! I'm assuming you saw my pooping on the delivery table post?
    MarlyeGirl

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 7:21 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • they dont let you eat its in case for any reason you need a c section. you must have a empty stomach for surgery. you wont be allowed to have anything to drink either. you may chew on ice chips but thats about it. sorry but trust me once in good labor you wont care about eating.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 7:21 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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