If they feel the needà, women must be able to eat and drink freely during labor. The claim researchers at the East London Hospital Complex, University of Fort Hare, South Africa, in a recent Cochrane Review that challenges the belief that consuming food and drinks before childbirth is dangerous for the mother.
To avoid the risk of severe pulmonary damage due to regurgitation and aspiration of food, which may occur as a complication of general anesthesia, for example during caesarean section, in the department of maternityà è was, in fact, so far defined a limit to what women can eat or drink in the course of labor.
The new attitude is the result of the evaluation of the five studies, covering more than 3 thousand women, the results of which demonstrate that taking solid foods or liquids, does not involve any consequence for the health of a woman in travail.
“there is no evidence, né benefits né damage related to the introduction of different types of foods and liquids, the policy of “nothing by mouth” for women at low risk of complication is justified,” said Mandita Singata, the main author of the review.
“For women at high risk, however, will need more information before we can establish recommendations”.
- health pregnancy
- infectious Diseases in pregnancy
- Tests in pregnancy
- Nutrition in pregnancy
- induced labor, risk assessment
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003930. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003930.pub2.
Pagina pubblicata il 22 gennaio 2010