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Being induced at 6am on the 23rd wondering what time I should stop eating anything, and if I can still have liquids?

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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 8 hours

The american society of anesthesiologist guidelines for fasting state that most patients need to fast for a least 8 hours prior to an anesthetic.
For clear liquids (such as water) the fasting period is 2 hours before surgery. Clear liquids does not include things such as coffee or orange juice. Please speak with your physician regarding this matter.

In brief: 8 hours

The american society of anesthesiologist guidelines for fasting state that most patients need to fast for a least 8 hours prior to an anesthetic.
For clear liquids (such as water) the fasting period is 2 hours before surgery. Clear liquids does not include things such as coffee or orange juice. Please speak with your physician regarding this matter.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Dr. Rajiv Gala
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Npo after midnight

Most of the time, you will be asked to be without food for at least 6 hours prior to surgery especially if you are having general anesthesia.
For labor induction, the process is a bit longer and if you get anesthesia it will be regional (like an epidural) so people are not as strict with that. But to be on the safe side i would not recommend anything after midnight.

In brief: Npo after midnight

Most of the time, you will be asked to be without food for at least 6 hours prior to surgery especially if you are having general anesthesia.
For labor induction, the process is a bit longer and if you get anesthesia it will be regional (like an epidural) so people are not as strict with that. But to be on the safe side i would not recommend anything after midnight.
Dr. Rajiv Gala
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