Women in labor can have food, studies say | The Columbus Dispatch

A little refreshment -- and not just ice chips -- appears to be fine for women who are in labor and are at low risk of complications. Read more
Gina

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 20, 2010
I don't know what I would have done without my sips of cherry coke during labor-I'm glad my midwife in the hospital left it entirely up to me to decide what to take in.

“Get back to work!”

Since: Nov 09

Columbus

#2 Jan 20, 2010
I only ever heard you shouldn't be eating a hugh meal right before. but if you labor a long time, no food means no energy and anybody that doesn't eat is insane. thankfully I had a c-section.
Momto2

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 20, 2010
That is interesting.... when I had my girls in the spring of 2006 and 2007 I was not even allowed to have ice chips, my first labor was 21 hours, so I was starving and SO thirsty, my second labor was much shorter (3 hours in the hospital and she was there) but I was not offered anything either. I know midwives do allow eating and drinking but more then likely those women are chosing a form of natural delivery. Both of my births ending great, but I sure would have loved something to drink or eat with my first!!:)
favre

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 20, 2010
I've given birth to two girls... one in 1985 and again in 2003. In both cases was only allowed ice chips. I was never hungry but I was sooo thirsty!!! Would have loved to had a class of ice water! I would pass on the food... not so much because of the fear of needing to go under but the fear of something else:)
Charter School Student

Fredericktown, OH

#5 Jan 20, 2010
Well thats good i guess you can eat and have a baby

Since: Nov 09

Delaware, OH

#6 Jan 20, 2010
wow, I'll be able to sleep tonight
west coast

Greeneville, TN

#7 Jan 20, 2010
umm.......MUST be a slow news day....!!!!! the casino issue is beat down....and it was cold out last nite for the thugs...so no one got shot over $5.53.......
What

Dublin, OH

#8 Jan 20, 2010
favre wrote:
I've given birth to two girls... one in 1985 and again in 2003. In both cases was only allowed ice chips. I was never hungry but I was sooo thirsty!!! Would have loved to had a class of ice water! I would pass on the food... not so much because of the fear of needing to go under but the fear of something else:)
1985 and 2003? Freak!
Willy

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 20, 2010
I am so tired of hearing about studies! Is this where all our government money is going? Every Andrea Cambern story starts with "a new study shows"! Then everybody believes what they hear! All our new laws come from what a study shows. Get a life people!
Brennan
#10 Sep 23, 2013
I have ordered 2 times from this website PILLSMEDSHOP. COM . I called yesterday the customer care and asked for a discount as i was about to order twice the regular amount.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#11 Sep 24, 2013
I don't recall having much of an appetite during labor!
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#12 Sep 24, 2013
I knew I should have brought carry out to watch the birthing my of children.

Shots and a cigar in celebration were had afterwards.

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