It takes 10 years or longer for medical research to become medical practice.
Research does show that no adverse effects will occur from a woman eating during her labor. The choice must be her choice.
More harm takes place when women are forbidden to eat during labor. A lack of energy, first and foremost, to do the single most physically challenging task that her body will ever accomplish is a great harm. Also, a lack of dignity and respect exists when an adult woman who is transitioning into motherhood has been forbidden to eat.
The research shows that the time is now for food restrictions to cease during childbirth. Investigate the research.
If you are a pregnant woman preparing to give birth, eat according to how you feel throughout your labor.
Click Links Below for research about not restricting food during labor:
- Rebecca Dekker, PhD, APRN
- Kaye Sanford, Quantitative Research Proposal
- Lamaze Care Practice
- Maureen Shawn Kennedy MA, RN