Originally Posted by MaerynPearl
That partially depends on hospital protocol.
I was on a continuous IV drip when in labor with my son. (was not for abx, just a hydration IV... its their policy to do)
but I still say "IV (for antibiotics) should not
be continuous." Prophylactic IV fluid infusion is so totally anti-evidence based! Sure, sometimes due to excessive vomiting, a mama may become dehydrated & it may be necessary, but prophylactic
IV fluids are, well, insane. After reading the chapter on that & the "nothing by mouth" rule in the book "Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" I am still appalled that it's standard protocol at so many hospitals - including the world-renowned Johns Hopkins here in Baltimore. (Great place if you're dreadfully sick, BAD place for a healthy woman to birth. I switched out.)