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ASA in the News Oct. 15, 2013 Women in Labor May Ditch Ice Chips for Protein Shakes

For years, pregnant women were banned from consuming anything beyond ice chips and water during labor and delivery. However, new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting now suggests that women can safely consume another form of sustenance while giving birth: a protein shake.

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