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"Modern Obstetrics" aren't modern.

Posted by on May. 7, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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Thoughts? Were you allowed food and drink during labor?
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Pnukey
by Jennifer on May. 7, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I was not allowed to eat or drink during labor, but my dentist made me fast before oral surgery for the same reasons. I thought it was a surgical limitation, not a birthing limitation.  OH, you know, I did eat in early labor when I didn't realize it really was labor and later puked it all up.

atyou
by on May. 7, 2012 at 9:35 PM
I did not labor. =(
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norahsmommy
by Platinum Member on May. 7, 2012 at 9:38 PM
They don't permitt food 'just in case' you need a c section under general. I was allowed clear fluids, water, juice, tea, etc but no food.


Quoting Pnukey:

I was not allowed to eat or drink during labor, but my dentist made me fast before oral surgery for the same reasons. I thought it was a surgical limitation, not a birthing limitation.  OH, you know, I did eat in early labor when I didn't realize it really was labor and later puked it all up.


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lovingwifey
by on May. 7, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I did with my first.  My Mama snuck me a CHicken quesidllia from Taco bell.  haha.  I had no issues.  

scperdomo
by on May. 7, 2012 at 9:40 PM
Only ice chips.... I was so hungry I scarfed down those stupid little graham crackers like nothing! LoL
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epoh
by Emerald Member on May. 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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epoh
by Emerald Member on May. 7, 2012 at 9:42 PM
I've woken up in labor with all three pregnancies and the only thing I felt okay with having was water. There's no way I could eat while in labor. I don't desire food.
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alwayskk
by on May. 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I was not allowed food and drink during my hospital birth. Of course, my midwife allowed and encouraged it. She and the birthing assistant also had a meal with us following the birth! :)

myperfect4inok
by on May. 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM
With my first the last time I ate was 11pm. She was born via emergency c-section at 6:19am.
With my second I went in at 5 am and I knew what anesthesia did to me so I avoided food.
With the twins I ate at 7 am and they were born at 9:29 and9:30 via c-section.
I.had no problems and actually it was the only time I didn't throw up for hours after the c-section.
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Donna.June
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM
After my first, I always ate before heading to the hospital. With dd2 and dd4, I ate on the way to the hospital.
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