Hi, October mamas...
I just received some awesome advice from fellow MDC mamas regarding labor-friendly foods for our birthing class, so I figured that I would start another thread for suggestions for good foods for birthing.
I am a big fruit person so I could see having a yummy fruit salad (which is what I will be bringing to our class this weekend).
I've been trolling the frozen section at my local HFS looking for yummy treats such as juicy popsicles. Any suggestions?
For protein I will have yogurt, as well as sprouted raw nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds). When the nuts are sprouted they tend to have a softer, 'fluffier' texture and a milder taste which is delicious. It's also easier to digest.
For a more substantial food item I think I'll make a big baked ziti with veggie ground round. It's easy and quick. Also perhaps a batch of Brazilian Black Bean soup (from the original Moosewood cookbook), very very yummy and nutritious and also very easy.
Perhaps some cheese/crackers/hummus for DH and midwives, don't think I'll be much into that myself for some reason though.
For hydration, I will have Recharge (I like the orange flavor), organic lemonade, Arizona iced green tea, sparkling mineral water and good old spring water. I just bought a few bottles of Trinity flavored spring waters to try. I might get a few Vitamin Waters, too.
I have heard of women who like to bake in early labor. Don't know if that will be me, so just in case I bought organic cake and frosting mix (by Dr. Oetkers). If I'm struck with the baking bug I will make our baby's Birth Day cake. Mmmm, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.