Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hospital policy of withholding food during childbirth coming under scrutiny

It's about time!!! This has always been such a weird issue to me. It seems very odd that you withhold food and drink from someone that is accomplishing one of the most physically exhausting events of their lives. Women need to be nourished and hydrated for their own health and their babies health.

Written by Andrea Levy, The Plain Dealer
Hospitals are now rethinking policies that withhold food from mothers in labor.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The last thing on April Baer's mind while awaiting the birth of her first child was where her next meal was coming from.
A good thing, since she wouldn't have gotten anything to eat even if she had asked.
Like most women who deliver in a hospital, Baer -- who gave birth to baby Stella in early June -- didn't get a morsel of food to munch during her six-hour labor.

To read the rest of this article please view it at: http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2010/08/hospital_policy_of_withholding.html, Andrea Levy, The Plain Dealer

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