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Old 10-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Food suggestions during labor

During the birth of my DS (24 hours of labor) I wasnt the best about eating or be honest, I went into labor at 445 am, ate a light breakfast at 930am (it was VERY early labor so things were barely happening), but then basically refused any food or drink until my son was born at 442 the next morning. Like many laboring moms, I was just too focused on birthing and too uncomfortable and nauseous to even think of eating. Well, now that I am expecting my second, I know better! I was the most exhausted Ive ever felt in my entire life after birthing my son, and also ran into some problems with regression and stalling which Im sure werent helped by a body that wasnt fed.

All this to say...any palatable, easily consumed and nutritious snacks that you found best during labor? I dont plan on eating frequently, so I want to get a good bang for my buck. FWIW Ill be laboring at home as long as possible and then on to the birth center :-).
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