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    As the title suggests Id like to know did you pack a bag with snacks and drinks and what did you have? I have no idea what to pack.

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    Default Snacks for while in labour

    Check with your care provider first as some won't allow you to eat, especially if you are induced.

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    I took a packet of mentos lol they said to take something sugary to keep up your levels but i didn't end up getting to them but i did enjoy them after bub was born lol

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    Oh but i reckon you should pack a packet of muesli bars or something and if you don't have them during labour at least you will have something to nibble on when your starving in the middle of the night

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsOhara View Post
    Check with your care provider first as some won't allow you to eat, especially if you are induced.
    Yes, this is because they are already planning your c/s. I was induced and they didn't bring me the lunch I had ordered. They brought dh's in though. I complained and made them go and get mine. When it was given to me, I was told to only pick at it. I ate all of it and some of dh's. Labour takes work. They were worried I might vomit. I told them I didn't care if I did because I didn't have to clean it upLabour takes energy. If you want to eat, eat. Some people do vomit in labour and if that worries you, don't eat. If you need an emergency c/s, there is precautions that can be taken if you have eaten. Your labour and birth is about you. Not eating is about making things easier for the staff.

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    I packed juice poppers and barley sugars...but didn't end up using them either time. DD's labour was only 3 hours of full on 1-2 minute contractions right from the start, so there was no time to eat or drink, nor did I feel like it.

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    Default Snacks for while in labour

    I packed snacks - lollies, muesli bars, some noodles (the type you add boiling water to) for DH. Nothing got eaten, we were there a bit shorter than expected lol. Still better to be prepared I think!

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    Default Snacks for while in labour

    I've packed some hard sugar lollies, muesli bars, cheese snack things (with cheese spread and biscuits) and electrolyte waters and powerade.

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    Default Snacks for while in labour

    They are not giving me a c/s without a bloody good reason.

    I'm allergic to coconut so Muslim bars are out, I live barley sugars and totally spaced on them.

    Is it true powerade or Gatorade is Better then water?

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    My hospital provided snacks and drinks for both me and DH. I think it was mainly juice and toast, but that was all I could manage.


 

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