Cesarean Section and Induction
You may not eat or drink for eight hours before a scheduled Cesarean Section or Elective Induction, as anesthesia will cancel your induction or surgery. Once labor starts, despite some patients desire to go out for a big meal this would be a big mistake as you will only end up vomiting up your meal as much as twenty-four hours after eating it. It is not fun to be pushing out a baby and be vomiting at the same time. Most women get nauseous towards the end of labor. We usually limit your intake during labor to ice popsicles and chips.