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18/11/2014 at 16:35
Obviously during the day hospital canteen will be open so always going to be optoon to go and buy bits and bobs as needed, but want some snacks/drinks for during the night when it's vending machine access only, or if I don't want DH to leave lol
so what did you pack? And how much/many?
18/11/2014 at 16:45
I packed loads but couldn't eat any of it as I was in too much pain. It did come in handy for the next day though when I was waiting to be discharged. I got multi packs of chocolate bars, cereal bars and a bag of sweets and then a multipack of those little orange juice cartons with the straws (stuff that I could pre-buy and didn't need to be in the fridge).
This time I'll be sure to pack a couple of bottles of Lucozade.
18/11/2014 at 16:54
Thanks ninky - I have some bottles of lucozade, some crisps and some Jaffa cakes at the moment lol
18/11/2014 at 17:00
I took a box of cereal bars, some haribo for H and some still lucozade. H went down to the M&S in the hospital when we knew they were keeping me in and got a sandwich etc. Tbh I was sick quite a lot during labour, so I really didn't want to eat/drink but the snacks were useful the night after I had S and the next morning as the food was rubbish.
I also took one of those little robinsons squash things, where you just squirt it into water. That was really useful to make me drink as I'm not a fan of water on it's own. Next time I'd probably take some buttered crackers, that was all I could stomach at home so could have done with some in hospital during labour.
18/11/2014 at 17:04
I had some cereal bars, some sucky sweets and some bottles of water which I was glad of as the hospital water was rank!
18/11/2014 at 17:09
I packed flapjacks, sweets, cereal bars, bananas, apple juice, water, lucozade.
When I was in labour I drank a lot of the lucozade and in between contractions had a flapjack (this was in the pushing stage- I'm surprised I was hungry TBH but then it does take up a lot of energy!)
18/11/2014 at 21:37
I've packed Lucozade Sport, Haribo and some cereal bars. I figure that if I want anything a bit more substantial there's the cafe a minutes walk away.
20/11/2014 at 13:33
I had the lucozade sport (the still lemon & lime ones) flapjacks, chocolate, jelly babies, cereal bars. Both labours were very quick so only needed the lucozade both times. 1st labour I was incredibly grateful for the chocolate straight after labour whilst waiting the few hours to feel awake enough to go home but after this labour I was obviously at home so was snacking on the flapjack & chocolate biscuits we'd bought for the midwives for a few days after. Better to have too much to keep your energy up x
21/11/2014 at 13:11
I didn't bother packing anything to eat during labour as our delivery suite only let you have water. I did have some cartons of juice and cereal bars in my bag for afterwards though. And Mr Kipling cakes which were great at 3am when I couldn't sleep. I didn't bother with chocolate as the wards were so hot it would have melted
21/11/2014 at 22:15
Ally, could you not eat anything in labour? How'd you keep your energy up? I thought that was what they did in the past, didn't realise it still went on! Cakes sound good!
22/11/2014 at 07:26
Nope nothing. With my first I was induced so think I was on a drip iirc. My 3rd labour was an hour and I'd stuffed my face before I went into labour so I wasn't even hungry for the tea and toast after it lol. They let you eat if you give birth in the MW unit upstairs but the labour ward tends to be higher risk women which is maybe why they say no food. I was raging 1st time as my H and the student mw kept talking about food lol
22/11/2014 at 08:00
I packed some Lucozade and cereal bars when I went in with O, but didn't with L iirc - I probably forgot to. I will probably pack a few bits this time, same as I had with O.
24/11/2014 at 10:08
I got into the post natal ward at 1am and was so glad of my cereal bars and juice boxes. I was starving even though they'd given me two rolls and jam with a cuppa post birth. In retrospect I'd loved to have had something savoury like a sandwich but I couldn't have predicted if I was going to be 2 hours or 2 days in labour!
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