No risk from eating during labour

No risk from eating during labourThe study found eating a light diet during labour has no effect on the duration of labour, the need for assisted delivery, or Caesarean rates.

Since the 1940s it has been common practice to prevent eating during labour to cut the risk of complications if surgery is required.

But the King’s College London study, featured online in the British Medical Journal, suggests this is too cautious.

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