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Old 10-27-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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Inducing - can I eat?

The doctor is going to induce me at 7 Monday morning. Can I eat breakfast before I go in that morning?

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Old 10-27-2005, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

if i get induced, i dont think i would eat before,(my personal opinion) im afraid of having a "accident" while delivering...

Old 10-27-2005, 12:28 PM   #3
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

I am being induced next Monday morning at 6:00 am. The nurse at the hospital said no eating or drinking any fluids (including ice chips) past midnight and if I did; then the induction would have to be pushed back 8 hours. I swore I wouldn't

Old 10-27-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

I was induced. I was on "standby" and called in that morning. I was told I could eat and drink something light. I had a few pieces of toast and a glass of milk. I went in around 10AM and didn't get to eat until the next morning. I was told I could drink water and sprite throughout the day (after the induction). Don't worry about having an "accident." I was worried and didn't even think about it when it came time to deliver. No accidents.

Old 10-27-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

Thanks for the info. I guess I'll be having a snack at midnight then! If not, I'll be starving by the time I can eat again. Ah, who am I kidding. I'll be starving anyway!

Old 10-27-2005, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

I wouldn't eat if I were you. With my last baby I was induced and I ate before I went in (because I wasn't told not to) and I paid for it. I think it was the epidural that made me sick. The other thing when I told them I was going to be sick they gave my husband one of those itty bitty bed pans to hold so I could get sick. It was way to little to catch all of it and it made a big mess which was embarassing. It would have been okay if they would have given me a trash can. I'm going to try not to eat any food this time around whether I go naturally or get induced just to be on the safe side. They do let you eat after delivery. I sent DH to get a burger and fries and ate like a horse. I felt like I was starving to death. I guess it's from all the hard work bringing a little one into the world.

Old 10-27-2005, 05:13 PM   #7
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

they had me in over night and I wasn't allowed to eat anything from midnight on so I don't think you can. All I had was ice chips and I still threw up a few times during labor.

Old 10-27-2005, 07:57 PM   #8
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

Don't eat anything!!!!! When my water broke, the one time my contractions were SO strong I threw was so aweful. But do drink water. You don't want to be dehydrated. So have some popsicles, something to drink. But I had a sub sandwich, and it was aweful coming up. Aweful.

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Old 10-28-2005, 09:14 AM   #9
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

DO NOT EAT! It could kill you, the reason I say this because, if an emergency happens and they need to put you under, if you regurgutate you could aspirate (vomit goes into your lungs) I have seen this in the ICU so many times some people leave after being in there a great while and some don't DO NOT RISK IT!

Old 11-01-2005, 01:02 PM   #10
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Re: Inducing - can I eat?

I realize that youre already holding your little one but wanted to provide imput.

I asked my doctor this as they were going to induce me with DD...she said I could have something very LIGHT for breakfast...but obviously don't go all out. But...I ended up not having much of anything in my system anyhow as I ended up with my water broken just before dinner a few days prior to my induction date.

When that happened the furthest thing from my mind was 'hmm food' LOL!

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