New research gives moms hope.
"There were no increased inductions -- no increased rate of C-sections or any other complications," Dr. Holly Phillips told "The Early Show." "I think a lot of women would welcome the opportunity to have something to eat or drink during labor, because I think it's called labor for a reason. It's hard work. You need fuel to get through the hard work."
The American College of Gynecologists say clear liquids -- such as sports drinks, water, and fruit juice -- are fine during labor. Some doctors allow popsicles or Jell-O.
Would YOU like to chow down during labor?