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13/05/2013 at 16:07
Am trying to finalise my hospital bag and am slightly stumped at the drinks/snacks sections! What drinks and snacks did you and your H make best use of whilst in labour and what would you recommend to pack?
13/05/2013 at 16:11
Hi Ferbs. Hows things?
I took 2 bottles of Lucozade and some small juice cartons. Food wise i took some tracker bars, flapjack bars and mini cheddars for H to munch on. We were given sandwiches onthe labour ward. I also took some dextrose energy tabs for when i couldnt face eating anymore x
13/05/2013 at 16:15
Fruit nearer the time, bananas were great for me. Kits kats, sweets, some kind of cereal bar. I took mint matchmakers and they came in handy after, the hospital food was rank, so they kept me going the first day adfter birth, I now feel very sentimental about matchmakers
13/05/2013 at 16:17
Hi MM, am OK thanks! First day of ML so am trying to get organised although I don't think that baby will be making an appearance any time soon, still very comfy in there! How are you? Have seen your latest post and although I have no experience or advice to give yet, looks like others have been able to help.
Thanks for the advice re: snacks and drinks. Good advice about the energy tabs, will add them to my list x
13/05/2013 at 16:19
Glad you are ok. Enjoy your time off before bubbs arrives! Yes i am fine but had a rough night. Its just P and i getting used to each other really. We will get there!
Oh i packed jelly babies too - good for energy! X
13/05/2013 at 16:49
I drank 4 bottles of lemon flavoured still lemonade in sports lid bottles & they were fantastic. I didn't eat much during my 4 hour labour but was very happy to eat the chocolate & sandwiches I'd packed after my daughter was born as I felt so tired.
13/05/2013 at 18:36
Lots of sugary fizzy drinks came in handy post delivery as the ward was so hot and I needed the sugar.
13/05/2013 at 19:13
I was in labour a very long 40.5 hours and during that time managed a nibble of the jelly and icecream the hospital provided, plus a co-co pops bar that my H had to slowly more or less force feed me. Best advice I can give, is to eat in early labour if you can - that's what got me through.
Drinks wise I took squash to add to the water they kept bringing me - which helped me drink it, which was especially key after the Csection as they were monitoring it. I also took a 6 pack of crisps (H ate them), plus H bought me a huge 200g bar of dairy milk that I scoffed late that night on the ward, and finished when up all night trying to BF.
13/05/2013 at 20:38
Lucosade sport got me through
13/05/2013 at 21:08
Lucozade sport - It totally got me through the whole thing!
13/05/2013 at 21:10
Thanks for all your suggestions ladies - have made a list for shopping tomorrow! Lucozade sport is the non fizzy one right? Can't stand normal lucozade!
13/05/2013 at 22:52
The hospital were trying to ply me with lucozade for energy but I hate it. Whatever you drink make it easy to slurp, or pack straws. When you're in funny positions its pretty hard to drink.
I took in Vege sausage rolls for stodge and rocky road, just because I fancied it Tbh once the pain started I couldn't eat anyway
13/05/2013 at 23:11
Yes the sport is the non fizzy. I've got a rucksack full of stuff from luzozade to cereal bars, chocolate and sweets!
14/05/2013 at 01:47
Gaaaahhh can't believe I will be posting your BA in the not to distant future!!!!! Very excited for you!!
I also second the Lucozade sport, it was the only thing I could face in labour. I had a bottle and about 6 peanut M&MS the while time but made up for it afterwards with a massive order from the chippy.
14/05/2013 at 08:26
I know, how quickly has it gone, I can't believe that I am finally on the home stretch!?! Get the feeling however that baby is far too comfortable to come any time soon so you may be waiting a while for that text!
Love the fact that you ordered from the chippy after, sounds like a perfect first meal after labour!
14/05/2013 at 09:08
It was amazing!! I'm sure they won't keep you waiting too long, bound to come when you least expect it
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