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Posted on 2009.10.09 at 13:30
How I feel about it all: nauseateddisgusted but SO not surprised
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Dear ACOG,

Thank you so much for ALLOWING women to sip at (slightly) more than ice chips when in labour. Thank you for telling us that we MAY drink "modest amounts" of clear liquids. Thank you for GRANTING US PERMISSION for what we can do with our own bodies during childbirth.

Sarcastically never ever ever yours,


P.S. Fuck you.

More on the story here. Dear gods.


sistermagpie at 2009-09-10 17:56 (UTC) ()
Wow. Women aren't allowed to drink or eat during labor? Do they all routinely wind up wickedly dehydrated?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-10 18:04 (UTC) ()
They usually have IVs, which makes it hard to walk around, and doesn't stop them from being hungry. And then their electrolyte balance goes out of whack and they cramp up and tire out and their bodies don't work right and they end up with an "emergency" Caesarean. It's one of the reasons the C-section rate is so high in the US. This just isn't DONE in other countries, for the most part.
Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2009-09-11 05:33 (UTC) ()
Oh for fuck's sake. How can a woman keep up her strength if she can't stay hydrated? I say women in labor should have whatever they want.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-09-11 06:04 (UTC) ()
ACOG wants to run the world, srsly.
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