I'm 35 weeks with my 5th baby and gearing up for birth. This will be my first natural experience though and I am delivering at a natural friendly hospital with a midwife. She told me that I can bring snacks if I want to munch on through labor. I've never been allowed to eat during labor before, so I have no idea what to bring. Any suggestions?
Suggestions for food during birth
I'm in awe of all the ladies that can and want to eat during labor. I labored for 24 hours (not counting the contractions I'd been having for weeks, I started labor already 100% effaced and fairly dilated), and let me tell you, I didn't want a single, solitary thing to eat. Not so much as a Jolly Rancher (which my husband had lovingly purchased and had ready for me, since they're my #1 garbage candy to eat).
Right afterwards though? Ha. My breakfast order was literally "one of everything". (No, I didn't actually manage to eat it all.)
With both of mine I had no desire to eat once I was in active labour, but ate normally in early labour.
This time my plan includes the fruit puree freezies from Trader Joes.
Make sure you have good access to food post partum. With my second, the first thing my nurse brought to the post partum room was a sandwich. I loved him. It was 1 am and the kitchen was closed.
With my first the next morning my breakfast order was pretty much "one of everything" too, and I ate it all (best bacon ever).