Food for Labour
Loads of questions on eating in labour and what to eat vs what to avoid.
I like to keep it simple.💪
Nothing fancy, nothing new you haven't tried before...
✨Eating small amounts and sipping fluids in labour can give you the energy you will need for the marathon that is birthing your baby.
🤸♀️ It is important to stay well hydrated and maintain energy levels throughout labour.
🍌Choose carbohydrates such as cereals fruit and bread that will give a slow release of energy and are easily digested.
It’s best to avoid high fat foods as these can be hard to digest and may make you feel sick.
Here are a few ideas for snacks and drinks for you and your birth partner.…
✔️Plain Crackers or rice cakes
✔️Easy to eat fruits... Dried ones are awesome as no damage in the birthing bag.
✔️Cereal bars and balls are awesome
✔️Mints are amazing for the transition nausea and the breath 💪
✔️Lollipops are super they have the benefit of both fast acting sugars aswel as acupressure on the roof of the mouth.
✔️Frozen smoothies or homemade ice lollys... We did mango juice and it was Devine 😍
✔️Isotonic drinks with a straw are essential
have some in the freezer so they can defrost on the way to the hospital.