Is it safe to eat and drink in labor? Current research says yes, it is! Nourishing mothers during labor is very important. However, the medical model of care and the midwifery model of care differ greatly in their practices on how to do it. Here are some links and a video that provide further information.
Links to research on eating and drinking during labor:
Most healthy women would benefit from light meal during labor-American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Food and Drink During Labor-evidencebasedbirth.com
Eating and drinking in labor- cochrane review
Additional content you may be interested in:
Blog post: Harm vs benefits of obstetric interventions