Dr. Michael Bautista is an associate professor with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. He is a practicing anesthesiologist in a general hospital setting at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s; he also provides care in obstetrical anesthesia at the Janeway Child and Women’s Health Centre, and in chronic pain at the L.A. Miller Centre, both in St. John’s. He graduated from medical school at Memorial University in 1981, completed his anesthesia residency in 1986, and was certified as a specialist in anesthesia by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1986, and as a Consultant in anesthesia by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1987.
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Most women have been told not to eat anything while in labor, but why? What are the risks to both you and your baby. How do current guidelines vary for vaginal versus cesarean births? Today we’ll discuss why most medical providers restrict what you can eat and drink prior to the birth of your baby, and you’ll learn more about a new study indicating a light meal during labor can actually be helpful for low risk pregnancies.