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No risk in eating during labour

25th March 2009

Research has established that it is safe for most healthy women to eat during labour.

For more than six decades, it has been common practice in the UK to prevent pregnant women from eating during labour in case surgery is required because of complications. But a study from King’s College London and published in the British Medical Journals, and has indicated that eating a light diet during labour has no effect on the duration of labour, the need for assisted delivery, or Caesarean rates.


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