restricting food during labor

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Eating And Drinking During Labor

What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Eating And Drinking During Labor

Can I eat or drink during labor?  

I GET ASKED THIS QUESTION A LOT. 

I have good and bad news for you.  I am going to start with the bad news.  It's been a common widespread practice to restrict women’s food and fluid intake during labor since the 1940's.  So that means hospitals and doctors are very comfortable with this practice.  But the good news is that restrictions are starting to relax a bit. A TINY bit!