True or False….
You can’t eat or drink during labor?🥤🍇
If you guessed FALSE, then you are CORRECT.
You can eat and drink whatever the hell you feel like during labor!!
(but think helpful over harmful…healthy fats, carbs & sugars like DATES and HONEY!)
It is ESSENTIAL to keep hydrated and your blood sugar stable.
A marathon runner wouldn’t starve themselves, so why are we telling mothers they have to when they are entering a period of time often FIVE TIMES LONGER than running an actual marathon?!
If your healthcare providers are telling you that you can’t eat during labor, ask them WHY. When they bring up the possibility of needing a c-section, you can initiate more conversation by telling them you know the risk of aspiration during general anesthesia is estimated at .1%….
What snacks did you eat/drink during your birth?
Join the discussion in my private Facebook community, We Can Do It! – Pittsburgh Mamas.