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I plan on doing some light snacking during my birthing time to keep my energy level up. I'm trying to avoid bad carbs and planning which foods/snacks to have around me on my D-day. I've thought of having carrots, light crackers, apples, bananas and maybe a few popsicles
How much are you planning on eating/snacking? And for those going to hospital or birth center what will you be taking along with you on your special day?
From what I've been told, I can't eat once I'm in labor. They said alot of women end up throwing food up, so its recommended to avoid eating once real contractions start. And I'm gonna listen because the last thing ill want to do is to throw up while I'm already in pain! I threw up non stop when I had contractions at 32 weeks and was in the hosptial. Def want to avoid that!!
I'm not going to have anything with. Both my labors were on the quicker side. My first son, well I was in labor for 2 days before I realized what it truely was. I just thought it was back pain from having a big belly and my second son was a quick water broke and less than 6 hours later he was born.
I didn't get to eat when having my son (got an epidural), and it's probably a good thing because the meds made me throw up. I had a bowl of cereal right after my water broke with my daughter and then sipped on gatorade through active labor (natural birth) and had no issues with nausea or energy being low. I didn't feel like eating once the contractions really hit!
We're allowed food at my hospital and they have a fridge there with food and snacks for us and we can put stuff in there too if we like. Not sure I will take anything, I might just make my husband or Mum go get me something if there is something specific I want or I will eat out of the fridge they have provided
My midwife said to have easy to eat foods available at the house (having home birth) for when I go into labor. Especially ones that are easy to chew or you may spit it out once a contraction starts. She said ice chips (cuz it will melt in your mouth if you are chewing during a contraction) apple sauce, soft protein bar, yogurt, fruit, berries...
So that's basically what I plan to have on hand. And if I don't want them during labor I'll just eat it later. Haha