Originally Posted by jazzpurr88
At one of my many trips to the L&D for monitoring. There was a teenager in there cussing and screaming at everyone, nurses, doctor, midwife, boyfriend... to get her some food. She was 34 weeks PG with some sort of STD, kidney problems, UTI and who knows what else and they were trying to decide to keep her and put her on masive doses of antibiotics or deliver the baby. All she cared about was the free meals she was supposed to get while she was at the hospital. She defiantly hadn't skipped any meals recently. She was very large. After they told her they were admiting her and going to deliver the baby and she needed to call her guardian to sign the paper work she refused to give them thephone number till they gave her some food... the nurse told her she could have juice, apple sauce, jello, ect.. and she went off saying she wanted a meal she was starving and hadn't eaten in 2 hours!!!! They gave her jello and wheeled her out of the room cussing up a storm. Poor hospital staff.
I was this woman when I had my son. They had me there for monitoring and refused to feed me, on MULTIPLE occasions. I wasnt "allowed" to have food brought in to me either. Not to be a witch about this or anything but its pretty messed up that they mess with a pregnant woman's food just because they cant figure out what they are doing. I went in often for monitoring because of my blood pressure. One time they said they didnt know if I was going to stay, and repeated that over and over to me and then the OB said I needed to stay for x amt more hours, and by the time they got through that mess it was too late to order food and they gave me what they had on the floor... jello and broth and juice. The next time, I spent an entire day in the hospital being monitored without food and then when they did bring me food they accidentally marked the wrong type on my chart and I got basically pre-digested slime looking food instead of real food. I threw it across the room.
I was 18 at the time, and was treated like I was 12. They would talk to my mother instead of me when discussing "my condition" even though I was married and my husband was there on more than one occasion.
So I understand complaining about the hospital not feeding you. You are helpless in their world and having something as basic as your ability to eat restricted because nobody can figure out what the heck they are doing, is VERY frustrating. Its one of many of the reasons why I chose never to birth in a hospital again.
And FTR, commenting on someone being overweight while pregnant as a reason why they should not worry about eating is kinda....
Even overweight pregnant women still need to eat. Blood sugar is more succeptible to roller coaster effects during pregnancy, regardless of how big or small the person is.