Foods to eat during early labor

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eating during early labor

You are in early labor.  You want to stay home until you are in active labor.  What should you eat ? There’s more than one correct answer!

  • In early stage: drinking water during labor will help you stay hydrated, while taking small sips of bone broth which is nutrient rich, can assist with nausea. Coconut water which contains magnesium, potassium and electrolytes is also an excellent option for keeping hydrate
  • In active stage: lemon – lime water can provide electrolytes, which are required for muscle (uterine) contractions
  • Protein and fat. These slow the rate that your muscles use energy supplied from the sugar.  They are filling. Choose easily digestible protein sources like beans, tofu, avocado, eat small amounts.  Protein shakes  
  • Related to the fact that pregnancy is so unpredictable,  light digestible foods and clear fluids are highly recommended because emergencies may arise requiring surgery.  Avoiding dairy products is ideal. 

·         Eat Steak, fries and hamburgers to fill you up

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