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Snacks for hospital bag, idea's please

(34 Posts)
therewearethen Mon 03-Dec-12 13:29:01

I'm 32wks so think it's time to start packing my bag ready for hospital. It's my second but I didn't take any food with me the first time and was pretty ravenous after the birth and the tea and toast the hospital provided just didn't cut it!

So I need some inspiration of what to pack, obviously it needs to have a longish shelf life as I'm not due for another 8wks.

Thanks smile

nickelbabylyinginamanger Tue 04-Dec-12 13:36:06

I got offered lots of tea and toast after being admitted to hospital after the birth.
it was the main reason I had a post-natal tantrum about them offering me something that might have a little bit of fucking IRON in it when tea inhibits the absorption of iron anyway and there's no iron in fucking toast!!
<dietician approved diets in hospital my foot!>

My mum brought me a tupperware full of sandwiches after I gave birth, bless her! Nutrigrain bars were great on the postnatal ward. A bottle of squash to make the water a bit more exciting!

dinkystinky Tue 04-Dec-12 14:08:25

Nickelbabe - the midwives managed to find some marmite to go on my toast!

Flisspaps Tue 04-Dec-12 14:12:25

Unless you're induced using syntocinon (which increases likelihood of CS) or expecting a CS, there's no reason to starve during labour.

I took Nutri Grain bars in with me this time. Fucking lovely.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Tue 04-Dec-12 14:12:29

don't like marmite. <boak>

they brought me 2 kinds of cereal and orange juice.

MedicalEd Tue 04-Dec-12 17:28:15

Do not give in to this "allowed" nonsense. You do what you want in labour and if any busybody tells you otherwise ask them to point out in Nice guidance where it says to starve in labour.
This is an outdated attitude and has no place in the NHS.
Even if you need an emerg section it will be done under epidural and food does not affect that. Crash sections under anaesthetic are v rare and even in normal surgery now it has been proven striving does nothing, other than lengthen recovery time.

ghoulelocks Tue 04-Dec-12 19:09:45

Not blueberries whatever you do :-)
I was sick so much that this time I'll take smooth food that won't acidic/ a frightening colour if it's seen twice.

ghoulelocks Tue 04-Dec-12 19:12:14

I was denied WATER as C-section likely whilst on drip. I would have happily killed the consultant had I been able to get up, 'you'll regret it when you're throwing up in theatre...' ummm no, I'll give birth normally as planned thanks and not. Thank god for the midwife smuggling in ice-cubes, even though she was shouted at.

therewearethen Tue 04-Dec-12 21:19:06

shock ghoulelocks

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