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  1. Fox
    07/26/2010 @ 8:40 pm

    I love you!

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  2. Debby J.
    07/26/2010 @ 9:47 pm

    Good to hear from you again. I think the whole “no food” thing is just in case the mother has to have surgery and they worry about vomiting & aspiration. I recall not being hungry the day I was in labor, and just drinking juice. Moms do get sick in the middle of labor. Much like while exercising, your muscles pull the blood away from your stomach & nausea results.
    It ain’t pleasant.

    Not long now…. 🙂

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  3. Bandora
    07/26/2010 @ 9:51 pm

    Yes, the whole no food thing was originally in place because of fear that if the woman needed a C-section and needed general anesthesia that she would suffer from aspiration. ACOG changed their stance on it when they saw that the risk is extremely minimal and most cesareans don’t require general anyway.

    And yes, most moms get sick during the transition phase towards the end but they benefit from being able to ingest something if they wish during early labor, specially a long one. I have one friend that a few years ago got a C-section for “failure to progress” because she was too drained after 28 hours with no food.

    I probably won’t want to eat near the end but will certainly be taking any snacks opportunities that I can squeeze in early on!

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