[Eating during labour: is it of any benefit?].


Fasting during labour is questioned in France despite the historical recommendations by Curtis Mendelson. Solid food diet increases maternal nausea and vomiting of non digested food associated with a theoretical risk of severe aspiration syndrome. Clear fluids may improve the comfort of some parturients but it remains uncertain whether or not the obstetric consequences (i.e. duration of labour, Caesarean section rate) of carbohydrate supplementation are beneficial.

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@article{Diemunsch2006EatingDL, title={[Eating during labour: is it of any benefit?].}, author={Pierre A. Diemunsch and W Haliska and Marcin Szczot and Yves Noudem}, journal={Annales françaises d'anesthèsie et de rèanimation}, year={2006}, volume={25 6}, pages={609-14} }