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June 22nd, 2007, 06:37 PM
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At my midwife appointment yesterday I was given a list of all the things I need to have on hand for my birth. In bold print she included, food for labor support. I was thinking about making something to throw in the freezer a few weeks before I'm due, but not really knowing what time of day or night I'll give birth makes it a little more complicated. I'll probably just ask them what they suggest having around, but I thought I'd ask here as well.
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June 22nd, 2007, 07:30 PM
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Most of the time, I'm okay with eating what's in the house. I've made myself tuna sandwiches (and eaten AWAY from mom, then brushed my teeth afterwards!), snacked on chips, enjoyed more than my share of "Sonic Ice," had pizza after baby's born, beef stew, scrambled egg casserole.

My favorite birth, food-wise, was a birth where mom had made the egg casserole ahead of time and frozen it for the birthday or shortly after. It went in the oven about the time she needed to push. When her mom got there after baby was born, she fixed everyone a plate and we sat around and ate breakfast with the mom and new baby. It was nice. I still remember the sun creeping through the blinds in the room and the smell of breakfast cooking.

The worst birth, food-wise, was one where I literally did NOT feel comfortable eating from her kitchen, it was so dirty (and my standards are NOT NOT NOT high!). Mom worked, dad worked, kids were in school, and they never ate at home, so obviously there was no food in the house because they didn't eat there at all (okay, well, they ate there enough for the kitchen to be dirty). In a situation like that, I was really wishing for pizza and paper plates. Had there been pizza and paper plates, the dirty kitchen probably never would have even dawned on me, actually, becuase I don't usually pay much attention!! My apprentice and I hit IHOP hard and fast after that baby was born!!

I would ask if they have any suggestions, though. The fact that she asks to have food plans means that she probably has something in mind. Many of my clients go to the grocery store in early labor, and some send family members to the store if labor is progressing too quickly. That's actually much easier than trying to keep food in the house for up to six weeks!
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June 23rd, 2007, 04:19 AM
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My midwife and her assistants were only at my house for like an hour and a half... and most of that was after the baby was born, so they didn't eat. I had on hand snacks, mostly- crackers, dried fruit, cereal, cheese, sandwich stuff, etc.
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June 23rd, 2007, 05:15 AM
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I ended up laboring all night long and so most of the food we had didn't get eaten during or after labor. No one really felt like eating in the middle of the night. I had fruits and veggies, homemade hummus, bread and sandwich fixings, and maybe some other things I'm forgetting now. We ate it all during the week and a half after he was born before we moved.
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June 23rd, 2007, 06:46 AM
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We ordered Chinese food both times for our home labor nurses and ourselves.

Egg casserole sounds very good though. I'll have to look up a recipe for that.
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June 25th, 2007, 06:01 AM
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I expected to go 2-3 weeks overdue (famiy history is an avg of 43 wk gestation) but ds came 2 wks early. By pure chance, I had just cooked up a huge pot of chicken noodle soup, so it worked out well. We had 10 friends/family members in addition to the mw, so it was quite a housefull. If we didn't have the soup, dh probably would have just ordered pizza for them.
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My favorite birth, food-wise, was a birth where mom had made the egg casserole ahead of time and frozen it for the birthday or shortly after. It went in the oven about the time she needed to push. When her mom got there after baby was born, she fixed everyone a plate and we sat around and ate breakfast with the mom and new baby. It was nice. I still remember the sun creeping through the blinds in the room and the smell of breakfast cooking.[/b]
o what a wonderful memory i bet! i have a memory but in the hospital with ricky, BFing him under his homemade knitted blankie as the sun creeped in and watching the snow...it was just peaceful and quite...


anyways, i NEVER even thought about that this food thing!! but im sure i would have had tons of tuna/lunchmeats/cereals etc...cause knowing i was going into labor soon (like in the next 2 weeks or so) i would have tons of frozen stuff and fruits and easy food fixins just for my sake! omgosh there's never NOT food i this house...
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July 2nd, 2007, 10:25 AM
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My mom went to bojangles when I was about 6-7 cm. Breakfast was served. lol
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July 3rd, 2007, 11:22 AM
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Okay, I'm feeling really guilty....I didn't have anything planned for food with dd and, honestly, didn't even think about it! I'm usually such a good hostess! Midwife got here late afternoon and I had dd at 5:32 the next morning. I don't know if she ate at my house or not, because I was so weak after 5 hours of pushing that I literally couldn't even get out of bed. My mom had to basically carry me to the bathtub a few hours after Trinity was born. It took about a week and a half to get my strength back.
Now, with this next one (after reading this post!), I'll probably have a breakfast casserole or something frozen and ready to pop into the oven when we're all ready to eat, or just send someone to get food.

I'm so glad you brought this topic up, I would have never thought about it!

Oh, and for Motherbird (and anyone else interested) I have a couple GREAT breakfast casserole recipes if you all are interested! I also have an awesome dinner casserole recipe called Pastitsio that you can make and freeze too. It takes a bit of work but is TOTALLY worth it! I don't get a chance to get on here as much as I would like, so if you want them, you can email me at elinn_98@yahoo.com and I'll type them out and send them to you!

Everyone have a GREAT 4th of July!!
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July 4th, 2007, 12:26 AM
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My DH went to Panera with me in early labor - we kept bagels and cream cheese around but didn't have to plan anything big since it was just DH, my best friend and myself most of the time. We had regular groceries around so it was all good.
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