or Connect
Mothering › Groups › November 2011 Due Date Club › Discussions › September 2013 Chit Chat

September 2013 Chit Chat - Page 107

post #2121 of 3384
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

My epidural wore off right when it was time to push and they wouldn't give me more. I don't know why, but I was pissed. Going from zero pain to pushing pain in ten minutes is not cool.

That is exactly what happened to me too. And my SIL was my nurse so when I was all "where'd my drugs go?!" She laughed an said "isn't this what you wanted, to feel everything?" She is damn lucky I didn't punch her in the face right then.
post #2122 of 3384

Even under general there is like a 1% chance or less of aspiration IF you vomit. And stomach acid is more dangerous to aspirate than food. So... the who eating thing is debunked anyway. I always secretly cheer when my doula clients eat snuck-in food. But a few times the OB has been more than willing to let the women eat, even with a epi.

post #2123 of 3384
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KaliShanti View Post
 

Even under general there is like a 1% chance or less of aspiration IF you vomit. And stomach acid is more dangerous to aspirate than food. So... the who eating thing is debunked anyway. I always secretly cheer when my doula clients eat snuck-in food. But a few times the OB has been more than willing to let the women eat, even with a epi.

That's what I thought anyway.  I figured it was good advice to get her some food.  She probably hasn't eaten since this morning.

post #2124 of 3384
Yeah, very good idea with the food! How do they expect a woman to keep up her strength? Jeesh. Do they allow you to drink water in the hospital at least? If I was told I couldn't drink water, I would pull out my own IV and hobble out the door in the middle of contractions. I.could.not.go.on.without.fluids. Period.
post #2125 of 3384

It depends. most hospitals these days say water is ok, some say clearish liquids, some (too few) allow food. I love attending out of hospital births because I know mom will be allowed and encouraged to eat and I have seen that many times give her the energy to push the baby out. 

post #2126 of 3384
They told me I couldn't eat, but I did anyway. They didn't stop me. I was offered water and Popsicles, but my birth team had brought snacks for me and I made a point to eat plenty right before I went in because I remembered how starved I was the first time around.
post #2127 of 3384
I have like 5 bajillion things to say from a medical perspective but I have no time. Boo.
post #2128 of 3384

I can't wait to read 5 bajillion things tonight, I have nothing else to do.. You know, my kids don't care if I look at them..  Ha ha.

post #2129 of 3384
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

I have like 5 bajillion things to say from a medical perspective but I have no time. Boo.

Against eating food while in labor?

post #2130 of 3384
Go Nicole, go!

I don't remember being hungry in labor... But I labored between dinner and breakfast with all mine.

Speaking of not eating, I'm down to 118 pounds. BMI of 20, which is still ok.
post #2131 of 3384
Joanie, thanks for asking a out me! I'll update when we are in town. We are on a short vacation smile.gif Loooove the sushi date idea. Maybe we will do that tonight!

Thinking of Nicole!
post #2132 of 3384

I was hungry and ate normally in labor until near transition, but I might not be normal in that regard..

post #2133 of 3384

I remember being hungry after Eli was born and only being offered beef broth and crackers!  That didn't fill me at all, I needed way more than that!  I was STARVING, my labour had started 24 hours prior to having a csection... I was desperate for food!  I remember that part sucking.

 

Keep checking in here to see if Nicole had her baby yet lol... was preparing supper and I had to run over to see if there is any update :)

 

Jaimee were you able to convince Jeremy to get her some food?

post #2134 of 3384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

I was hungry and ate normally in labor until near transition, but I might not be normal in that regard..

Well then I'm not normal either because I was starving both times. I labored through the night the first time and even had a large dinner, but by about 2 in the morning, my stomach was growling between contractions. Same with Greta. I ended up sending DH out for some Panera while I labored with her and my doula stood by my side cracking open pistachios as fast as she could as I devoured them.
post #2135 of 3384

No not about eating while in labor really.  I ate when I felt hungry and I think its completely inhumane to tell women not to eat while they are laboring.  Its totally counterproductive to try to push a person out of your body with low blood sugar.  But Nicole's case is different.  Yes she has an epidural- and if its placed correctly then she will be numb.  But there is not a "limit" of medication that they can give you (referring to why they wont give you more at push time), so much as an epi might not be placed correctly, but most likely they do not administer more meds at push time because its counter-productive to getting the baby out quickly.  If you cant feel what your pushing you cant be as effective, and it takes longer and raises the risk.

 

Also, hospital VBAC is different than a normal hospital birth.  Its not always common to starve induced laboring women with epi's, and their reasoning medically is somewhat valid when you think about a "worst case scenario" (because remember she is in a hospital and thats how they think).  If she starts to hemorrhage or rupture they do not want to wait for anesthesia to come administer a full block instead of a spinal- because those are two different things- they want to immediately sedate her with drugs and intubate her.

 

Of coure that wont happen.  Im just saying...medically...it makes sense,.

post #2136 of 3384

This just showed up in my news feed:

 

Prayers for Nicole Bell and Layla. Layla's heartbeat keeps dropping they have Nicole hooked up to oxygen at the moment and may have to do an emergency csection

post #2137 of 3384
Quote:
Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

Prayers for Nicole Bell and Layla. Layla's heartbeat keeps dropping they have Nicole hooked up to oxygen at the moment and may have to do an emergency csection
Thank you for the update.
post #2138 of 3384

Awww, praying for you all Nicole!!  Hoping for a safe arrival for Layla...

post #2139 of 3384
Thinking of Nicole and Layla and waiting for a positive update.
post #2140 of 3384
Praying for you!!Praying for you!!
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: November 2011 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › November 2011 Due Date Club › Discussions › September 2013 Chit Chat