What would you request? Obviously I'll decide that day, but what sounds amazing to me almost all the time is a warm toasted slice of my mom's sourdough with kerrygold butter and homemade strawberry freezer jam, and a glass of OJ & coconut water. My mom is coming to the birth so I will make sure she brings her bread along.
First post-birth meal or snack
This next time around everything is up in the air. I'm pushing for a homebirth but it's looking less and less likely. I just don't have 4-5k for it. I don't even have a credit card I could use for it.
How do you delegate who will get you your after-birth meal? Do hospitals let you bring your own? That's likely where I'll be. It just so happens to be in the same city where In n Out Burger started, so it's like the BEST going to their #1 restaurant. I think I've eaten more hamburgers then anything this pregnancy!
I've been thinking about this recently. In the UK they automatically give you toast and a cup of tea after birth, which won't be of much use to me since I don't eat gluten. I'll ask my midwife about options the next time I see her, and if there aren't any I'll have to take something in with me.
This time, who knows? I guess it depends on time of day and who is with us, etc.
I can tell you with almost absolute certainty that ANYTHING you eat right after your birth will be the BEST MEAL EVER.
With my first, I ate a whole medium pizza bought for myself and my husband. My husband got none of it. Oops. Best pizza ever.
With my second, I ate a bowl of my (usually disliked) blueberry Mini-Wheats. Best cereal ever, just that once. I'll never touch the stuff again though.
I am of the opinion that you don't necessarily need to plan a specific meal, just bring some foods that you like (or have someone available to fetch them) and you'll be fine!
I had a Coke, sandwich, and some chips and a cookie after my DD's birth. It was all SO GOOD...except the coke. Because of my two "tiny" tears and where they were, drinking anything acidic making peeing hurt SO BAD. I wouldn't mind another meal like before....just no Coke! The hospital I deliver at comes in and asks what you would like for your after birth meal and they have a huge menu. They make it and bring it up and the nurses keep it in the fridge for you.
This time, it depends on where babe is born. Our hospital has the no eating during labour policy which I intend to complete ignore (they can rip the food out of my mouth if they're willing to try that) as being able to eat some trail mix and drink smoothies during labour with DS really kept my energy up. After babe is born I'm going to want protein in some form, so if we're at the hospital, DH will need to go get me some real food... actually I guess that will be the case if we're at the birthing suite as well. So probably Tim Horton's again! lol
I think it's hilarious! Seems so British. I'll have to ask my friend in London about that.
I haven't given much thought to this at all. The birth center allows you to bring your own food and snacks. I can't really picture us stopping at a restaurant on the way home with a several hour old baby...
I could write something different here every day, depending on my craving that day. And I'm sure what aidenn says about anything tasting good after giving birth is true. I figure we will just stock the kitchen really well for the whole birth process and for post birth. And I'll have my dad (who is going to make himself scarce for the birth) on call in case I'm seriously craving something and want him to run out and pick it up for me. I know some midwives in Austin actually cook you a meal after the birth and include it in their fee...but my midwife didn't mention that and it seemed like a very minor detail to base choosing a midwife on.
nettlesoup, yes, biscuits for me are like a lighter, fluffier and more buttery version of a British scone. And if I'm feeling truly decadent, I'd want them smothered in sausage gravy, a Texas tradition.
Shut the front door, I want Tim Horton's after I deliver! I probably would get a breakfast sandwich and a metric ton of Timbits. When we went to Ohio for a school thing for me, I swear we ate at Timmy's every day. Now I'm in Florida again and Dunkin Donuts isn't bad (and we have a good local place if you can drag yourself out of bed at 7 am to ensure the availability of apple fritters!), but I REALLY wish Tim Horton's would come down here.
Thanks for letting me hijack your comment to discuss my pregnancy craving! :)
I can't remember what I ate after DS#1 was born... Probably because it was almost 2am, and then I had an hour of getting checked out and stitched up (boo!)... I just don't remember. It must have been okay, but nothing spectacular.
DS #2 was born right at dinner time and I had been making a vegetarian shepherds pie while I labored, so that is what I ate. LOL! It was sooooo good! Just what I needed. And the next couple of mornings, my mom made me a breakfast of scrambled eggs with cheese and a croissant with jam. That was heavenly, brought right up to my bed! Not the healthiest, but it was tasty! I think I'll have the same items on hand, and some fresh fruit, too. Strawberries and pineapple, hopefully! Mmmmmmm...