NumberRecommendation
50Women should be informed that eating a low-residue diet during labour (toast, crackers, low-fat cheese) results in larger gastric volumes, but the effect on the risk of aspiration if anaesthesia is required is uncertain. [A] [2004]
51Women should be informed that having isotonic drinks during labour prevents ketosis without a concomitant increase in gastric volume. [A] [2004]

From: 6, Factors affecting likelihood of caesarean section during intrapartum care

Cover of Caesarean Section
Caesarean Section.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 132.
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London: RCOG Press; 2011 Nov.
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