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July 21st, 2011, 09:11 AM
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What was some of your favorite things to eat? Did you have trouble eat or keeping food down? What was your must have drink or food item?



For me i had to have my smartwater! It was the only thing i drank the whole time, i tend to no want to eat later in labor so they just fed me a few cookies here and there lol.
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July 21st, 2011, 09:44 AM
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Don't know yet, but my Doula gave me a big list of good foods to have during labor. I imagine I'll have my husband run out and grab me whatever I'm craving at the moment. He'll also make me drink a lot of Gatoraide and fruit juice.
Being my first child, I have no idea how hungry or sick I may feel.
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July 21st, 2011, 07:03 PM
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My labor went so quickly last time that I really didn't have time to eat or drink anything (I was only at the birth center an hour when she was born). I think I drank a few sips of Gatorade before I started pushing, and then a whole lot of Gatorade after she was born. It's funny because we had brought a whole box of food and drinks for myself and the family, prepared for the long haul, but none of it was really used since we were there for a total of 4 hours.

I have a bottle of wine in my fridge that I keep telling my dh will be the first thing I drink after the baby is born this time, LOL. We'll see if I really feel like opening it when the day arrives.
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July 21st, 2011, 08:26 PM
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I drank lots and lots of apple juice and ate whatever sounded good, usually something light like a sandwich or salad, I wanted french fries during my last labor but decided against it in fear that the grease would make me nauseous.
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July 22nd, 2011, 05:08 AM
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I brought granola bars and cheesesticks, and ended up eating some cheese and having water and juice. I had some toast and tea before going to the birth center too. This time, I'll be at home so I'll eat whatever sounds good. I honestly wasn't that hungry during labor, but I knew I should eat little bits ot keep my energy up.
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July 23rd, 2011, 02:11 AM
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What was some of your favorite things to eat? Did you have trouble eat or keeping food down? What was your must have drink or food item?



For me i had to have my smartwater! It was the only thing i drank the whole time, i tend to no want to eat later in labor so they just fed me a few cookies here and there lol.

I would like strawberryes
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July 24th, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Before labor really started I had half a banana, that was all I wanted. I had no desire to eat at all until an hour after. I drank water throughout and then once she was here had some powerade. I didn't feel or get sick at all during either.
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