More Than Just Ice Chips During Labor?

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More Than Just Ice Chips During Labor?
Tue, 10-29-2013 - 1:50pm

There may be good news for moms-to-be: A new study finds that women in labor and delivery may not have to forgo all nutrition or rely solely on ice chips to rehydrate, as is typically the case now.

Researchers say that allowing women to drink a protein shake during labor actually led to higher satisfaction rates among the laboring moms.

Interesting!  BTDT mams- what did you have to eat/drink during your last labor? 

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Registered: 09-05-2013
Fri, 11-01-2013 - 11:22am
I can't imagine going through labor only eating ice! I'll have to ask my doc what their policy is. Some kind of "fuel" seems necessary.