I have this weird question. Will they allow us to eat during labour? Coz my mind goes blank if I don't eat. They give enema to clear our bowel and I'm not sure whether they let us eat anything. What food can we eat/ drink during labour?

Annie Mathew

No. They do not even let u have water..

Preetha Dhanasekar

OMG!! What?! seriously?? Even those who have long hours of labour?? Annie , that's inhumane I say!😅😲😷🙈🙈


They will allow to have food even after giving enema..
I had food after enema so dont worry ur health will be in first priority

Revauthi rajamani

No dear u will not feel like eating during labour, its a different feel.. They will not let you eat

Preetha Dhanasekar

Jeevitha says she ate. Annie and Revauthi Rajamani, u both say they won't allow us to eat. What really happens? 😅 Does it differ from hospital to hospital? I'm more confused now! 😂😅

Annie Mathew

Actually, I have had a c section. For me, they strictly didn't allow me to eat/drink for 9 hours before the surgery

Rebecca Prakash

You can have 🍇, so buy and take it. Once Sumira Bhatia said this..


That you think about eating ...😂😂😂😂

Anjali Midha

Nice question..; never thought in that way..; but I agree good question 😎

Preetha Dhanasekar

Can someone tag a doctor? #askgyno
Rebecca Prakash, Annie, Anjali Midha , Revauthi Rajamani , Jeevitha

Revauthi rajamani

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa plz

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

For normal labour, if it is already more than 3 cms cervicle dilation with increased contractions, enema is given and bowel will be emptied and at this point we dont allow to eat anything other than water.. that to if patient insist..
If the labor is delayed one with no dilation or less than 2 or 3cms, we allow patients have a normal light diet and to have good amount of fluids.. prolonged labor causes dehydration..
If it is c-section then no food no water..

Preetha Dhanasekar

Thank you so much doctor!

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