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  • Dr. Vanshika Gupta-Adukia

Can I Eat Or Drink During Labour?

Labour during childbirth like any other form of ‘labour task’, requires strength and endurance in order to physically bring the baby into the world. It is widely known that labour can take from a couple of hours to even a few days in certain situations. Hence being well-nourished and hydrated can help avoid exhaustion and stress that are actually known to prolong labour and reduce contractions.

According to the World Health Organization, “For women at low risk, oral fluid and food intake during labour are recommended.”

Written for, this feature takes you through the various stages of labor & the food options that you can keep handy through them.

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