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July 1st, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Im worried about not being able to have anything to eat or drink for so many hours before labor, i seem so stay so thirsty all the time especially with this heat,have any of you gave in and drank or eat anything before surgery? or how did you deal with it
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July 1st, 2008, 10:15 AM
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I just managed. You're pretty excited the day before so eating is not the first thing on your mind. I didn't give in because it's not safe to. You can't be puking on the operating table. And if you eat or drink you are very likely to.

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July 1st, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Since my c/s wasn't scheduled I had been on a liquid diet since the am when I was induced. I didn't even touch what they brought at dinner though because I was in hard labor. So no, I really didn't have anything for at least 8 hours. You don't feel horribly thirsty though because they have you on IV fluids.

ETA: That's why if you've got the choice schedule your c/s for as early in the morning as possible so that you sleep through the no food time, get up, go in, get it over with, so you can eat again!

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July 1st, 2008, 03:06 PM
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My C-section with Faith was at 7pm in Aug, I drank watter during the day because it was like 95 degrees outside and I figured dehydration would be bad too. I stopped drinking water 2 hours before I went in. With Emmy my c-section was in the morning in November so I didn't drink anything before it. I agree with others about the food though, it's the last thing on your mind.
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July 2nd, 2008, 06:13 PM
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I had an emergency c/s around 5 pm and had eaten that day (granted I didn't eat much b/c I wasn't feeling well). I threw up during and after the surgery.

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July 3rd, 2008, 03:34 PM
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I was induced with my first and I was allowed to drink water and broth...and well I puked on the table. so this time since I will be a scheduled C, I wont eat or drink past when they tell me i can.
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July 6th, 2008, 11:47 AM
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Um, we ate a chicken dinner on the way to the hospital to have an induction. None said anything about eating! We ended up in an emerg c-section about 7 or so hours after I ate. Granted, I only remember snippets of what happened with my sons birth, my DH said I didn't throw up and none said anything about us eating dinner before we came in

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July 6th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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that is a tough one, very tempting to give in.

my first section was at 9:30am so not so bad. Most of the fasting time was at night

second wasn't untill 1:30pm and ran late, didn't get it till 2:30pm. Hospital was so busy they almost had to cancel
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July 7th, 2008, 12:40 PM
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I was on my way to a routine high risk appt where they were supposed to be checking DD's position for induction the following week. So, I stopped at McDonald's and grabbed lunch on the way. I wound up having severe pre-e (that I didn't know about) and low fluid so they rushed me across the street for an emergency c-section. They were very upset that I had just eaten, so they waited a few hours, and let me hear it constantly. The last thing I thought I was going to do that day was have a baby, so they just had to get over it. I didn't get sick before or after the surgery.

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July 13th, 2008, 12:19 AM
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My scheduled c/s was at 1pm and I didn't eat or drink anything after 11pm the night before...in fact I spit when brushing my teeth and didn't even chew gum because I was afraid I'd swallow too much spit and then throw up during the c/s. Didn't matter because I threw up anyway, but looking back It didn't matter that I got sick. I slept as late as I could the morning of the c/s and was so excited/nervous that I didn't want to eat. Although I could have handled something to drink.

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July 16th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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I drank water, a little as possible, but I still drank some.

I drank water, a little as possible, but I still drank some. I get extremely nauseated with anesthesthia but even though I drank water I never had anything in my stomach to throw up. I think a pg woman's body utilizes the water pretty quickly.

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July 17th, 2008, 10:51 PM
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I was in labor before the first and the second was at 7 AM. I had to be at the hospital by 6AM, so really there just wasn't any time to eat or drink. I did miss that morning cup of coffee, but there was so much excitement, I barely noticed...

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July 22nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
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My c-section was unscheduled, but I hadn't eaten for almost 1.5 days since I had to stop eating when they started my induction. After the surgery I was only able to keep down ice chips, because even trying to drink water or juice I would get sick. The first thing I was able to keep down was jello, but it felt really nice to get a little something in my stomach.

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July 23rd, 2008, 09:43 AM
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I thought i would be the same way. My surgery was scheduled for 11am. I wasnt allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before. But i was exhausted so i went to be at 10pm. By the time my surgery came around, i was used to having 3 bottles of water and breakfast, so i was STARVING!!! I suffered through surgery prep, starving, and then i had m y surgery around 1130. After that, i was in recovery until 3pm. Around 5pm, they said i could have ice chips, and around 6pm, they brought me my liquid dinner. I was so thankful, however, i got so sick and nausuous from it, and all i had was a little bit of broth and some jello. i finally got to hold my baby around 630, and that was when i started to get dizzy and nausuous!! So just becuase you are hungry after, doesnt mean your body will be ready to eat.

If you eat before your surgery, they can postpone your surgery at least 8 hours or for another day. If you eat before an elected surgery- meaning it wasnt an emergency, they will put it off becuase it is an added risk. So keep that in mind!
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July 23rd, 2008, 09:55 AM
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I drank liquid right up to the minute I had to stop LOL That was midnight and didnt get to go in til 10 the next morning and my section wasnt til noon! But yeah you get so excited while you are waiting that you dont really think about it.

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July 23rd, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Im worried about this too. Since my other 2 were emergencies. My first I was induced so on a liquid only diet before hand. My second I ate a cheeseburger an hour or 2 before my emergency csection. This section is planned and I cant eat/drink after midnight and my section isnt until 1 pm!

But the funny thing is with my first I puked while in surgery, with my second having a full stomach I didnt even feel quesy!

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