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Old 06-30-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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s/o-Were you allowed to eat & drink during labour?

I keep reading about you guys who weren't allowed to eat and drink during labour. When I was labouring they wheeled in a huge tray of food for every meal, and kept this wonderful water jug with a straw filled with ice water right next to me. I didn't eat much, but at least it was there if I wanted to. They also brought meals for dh and kept a little kitchen stocked with snacks for us in the hall.

This is a a pretty c-section happy hospital too.
(we are in the middle of nowhere with no NICU and they would rather cut than be sorry)
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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I prefer to stay as far away from hospitals as possible, so yes, I ate and drank at will during labors.

I think its absurd to expect a woman to do the hardest work of her life, and deprive her of nourishment. Absolutely stupid.
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Re: /o-Were you allowed to eat & drink during labour?

i don't know about allowed, but they definitely didn't bring in food. i really should have drunk/eaten more while i was in labor. they did give me juice and crackers after she was born. i had a friend who said she snuck in a big candy bar and a bright red soda - and would hide them every time they came in to check on her. she said the game was up when she finally puked and it was bright red
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I wasn't allowed. And my labor was LONG. I was starving.
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i wasn't allowed in the hospital, but when i had my home birth i did.
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I think they let me have broth when I was having DD oh and water.

DS...only water.
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:27 AM   #7
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Re: s/o-Were you allowed to eat & drink during labour?

OK, that just really stink! I would never go back!!!
How do they expect to to be able to have the darn baby when you are startving?!?
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I was allowed to eat and drink during my daughters labor- i had a homebirth with her.
My first born was in a hospital and i couldnt have anything. i was exhausted and weak from not being able to eat or drink. Especially since my labor was 11hrs long.
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Re: s/o-Were you allowed to eat & drink during labour?

Oh I forgot to mention I was dying of starvation. 25 1/2 hours of induced labor will do that to you with no food lol 10 minutes after I gave birth I had KFC on its way!
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Re: s/o-Were you allowed to eat & drink during labour?

i was not alowed to eat while i was in labor but after not eating all night then 16 1/2 hours of labor i was so hungry i didnt care what they said so i had hubby sneak me some crackers...i shoulda listened to the nurse when she said no food cuz it made me puke lol right before i started pushing but the contractions it coused seemed to help things along...and she was here 2 hours later
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