20Avoiding Snacking During Active Labor
It has long been believed by the majority of medical professionals that women should avoid eating while in labor in case anesthesia is needed. Due to the fact that most anesthesia is now administered through the spine instead of via face mask, more and more women
are being allowed to snack during labor.
In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released findings claiming that snacking during labor does more good than harm for women with low-risk pregnancies.
According to the ASA, “Most healthy women can skip the fasting and, in fact, would benefit from eating a light meal during labor.”