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Twinkle February 1st, 2010 10:09 AM

Drinks during labor
 
Did you sip on water? or something else?

Do you think it helped?

flitabout February 1st, 2010 11:00 AM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I never thought about it. knowing me it will be a cup of coffee, cafe mocha, or a diet coke!

lhug_nar February 1st, 2010 11:46 AM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I'm hoping to have water and maybe "emergen-c" during labor.

Twhylite21 February 1st, 2010 12:06 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I had water, not sure it helped or not but my bladder was so full after pushing Lily out that I let them drain me before I delivered the placenta.

Kelllilee February 1st, 2010 12:44 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I have always had water throughout every birth. It helps a lot I think.

Alison79 February 1st, 2010 02:57 PM

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Lots of water and sometimes water and juice mixed together.

Mommy2Amara&Kayori February 1st, 2010 05:12 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I had some sips of water

inyourhonor February 1st, 2010 05:49 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I drank emergen-c

marialena February 1st, 2010 05:57 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I had water, I didn't really think about it but I think it would have been very hard without it.

sodagirl February 1st, 2010 07:36 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
haven't done it yet - but I'll have water - and probably oj water and a little salt mixed (it's like better tasting gatorade)

One Frugal Mom February 1st, 2010 07:53 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
My midwives required me to drink fluids during labor. My drink of choice was gatorade. I believe it was Artic Frost flavor.... I just know it was the lighter blue one and the only one I could stand while I was pg. LOL

My midwives says it keeps your energy up and keeps you hydrated. I also snacked on grapes during labor, but stopped once I hit transition!

Earthy.Mama February 2nd, 2010 06:03 AM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I did drink during labor. I think it was just water though, I can't really remember.

HappyHippy February 2nd, 2010 08:42 AM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I'll be sipping on water and apple juice. With my first, I didn't drink much liquids, but I ate yogurt every hour.

PixieQueen February 2nd, 2010 02:03 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
My midwife made me drink water, and after awhile put some Emergen-C into it. Otherwise I would have been fine with just water.

GranolaMamaOf3 February 4th, 2010 05:53 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I drank some water, but mostly chewed on ice! (the crunchy stuff from the hospital) It just felt good to crunch through a contraction:p
I also drank Emergan-C! (Thanks to Marisa (inyourhonor) for the idea;))

crazytown February 4th, 2010 06:56 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I had water and sodium ascorbate (similar to emergen-C)

^RaineDrop^ February 5th, 2010 10:02 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I had Gatorade the first time and I barely agreed to take tiny sips every now and then. The second time I wanted Vitamin water and I actually WANTED it sometimes. Even if you don't drink it I'd always suggest keeping something you KNOW you like close by, just in case.

janetathome February 18th, 2010 02:26 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I drank a mixture of Alfalfa and raspberry tea.
My midwife was very impressed on the fast labor. Who knows?

Lonomia February 18th, 2010 04:20 PM

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I had a lot of juice and I know it helped.

Sk8ermaiden February 18th, 2010 05:06 PM

Re: Drinks during labor
 
I drank Strawberry Kiwi Gatorade, and sometimes water.

Of course it helps! Dehydration is a really huge obstacle in labor if you're at home and not hooked up to an IV. My mom attributes how awful her labor was to the fact that she was dehydrated.


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