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What is the first thing you'll eat after baby has come out?!

(98 Posts)
mummy2benji Wed 03-Oct-12 20:36:12

Just felt like posting a fun silly thread! (36+4 and I am clearly bored...) When ds was born I had to stay in hospital overnight and hubby brought me in a half bottle of champagne (that waited till I got home as I thought the midwives might not like me having a glass on the postnatal ward...), some pate and stilton. It was soo nice to indulge in some previously forbidden treats! I am planning the same pate feast again this time, plus dreaming about soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers.... drooling smile

Squigglywiggly Wed 03-Oct-12 20:38:00

Goats cheese! Baby due imminently and am drooling at our local deli counter

zigwig Wed 03-Oct-12 20:39:04

Brie! Though I've got ages to wait. I miss soft cheese!

Secondsop Wed 03-Oct-12 21:25:40

If my gestational diabetes has gone: CHIPS and CHOCOLATE. If it hasn't gone, champagne, camembert, Brie.

Badgerina Wed 03-Oct-12 21:38:47

Champagne, pâté, steak tartare.

xmasevebundle Wed 03-Oct-12 22:24:34

Agree with a runny egg! Even worse when you crave themsad

A runny egg with bacon and when the egg pops it goes everywhere! Also runny egg with chips! i feel depressed now

I really want a glass of baileysblush

Skellig Wed 03-Oct-12 23:36:02

DH is under instructions to have a bottle of Bombay Sapphire, tonic, ice and lemon awaiting my return from hospital. May not drink it all in one go (!), but fantasising about that first sip... grin

CailinDana Wed 03-Oct-12 23:41:41

Eh I am 20 weeks and ate pate and a runny egg today! I don't hold much truck will all the warnings TBH.

2blessed Thu 04-Oct-12 04:41:35

A huge hunk of bread smothered with brie and pate...

Happybunny12 Thu 04-Oct-12 05:28:31

Realistically, the first thing you'll eat will probably be the toast the midwives bring you... wink

DeeMidwife Thu 04-Oct-12 06:24:34

Haha, what a great thread! The first thing I ate after having my youngest was tea and toast and it tasted like the bEST tea and toast ever! Other than that what I desperately wanted was peanut butter but it was several months before I got to have any of that sad

ZuleikaD Thu 04-Oct-12 06:37:46

My husband always eats the toast because I've usually got a new baby clamped to my breast and I can't get to it. Realistically it'll probably be the same as the previous times - the dextrose tablets left over from labour.

BikeRunSki Thu 04-Oct-12 06:44:45

It was tea and toast both times. With DD I'd had a GA and they made me wait 24 hours.

When DS was a week old and we were still in hospital and I'd decided that bf was not for us, I sent DH a message that said "Peanut butter, Stilton, Red wine"

newtonupontheheath Thu 04-Oct-12 07:20:42

The actual first thing will be the massive pack of Jaffa cakes I have waiting

The first "proper" thing will be bread with cheese from the cheese hamper my friend is making me grin

mummy2benji Thu 04-Oct-12 08:02:13

Mmmm yum smile You're all right about the tea and toast though in reality! Although with ds I do remember the cheap hospital toast being the best I'd ever tasted! I think they brought hubby a bacon sandwich while I was in labour and I didn't get anything...

May have to go and drool at my local deli cheese counter today... smile

ZuleikaD Thu 04-Oct-12 08:22:00

You can eat Stilton, you can eat Brie and Camembert and soft goats cheese (as long as these last three are cooked).

Dogsmom Thu 04-Oct-12 08:28:37

Placenta on toast.

Just kidding.

AnneH656 Thu 04-Oct-12 08:56:20

oo straight from the cow still bleeding steak......

and a glug of wine that isnt just an inch in the bottom of a glass and 'savoured'. bugger that!

sparkle12mar08 Thu 04-Oct-12 09:00:23

We had champagne and a chinese takeaway after ds2 was born. He was born at home at 6.03 pm and by 8pm we had takeaway on the table ready to eat! Was bloody gorgeous!

LauraPalmerPlusOne Thu 04-Oct-12 09:19:24

envy @ sparkle's sneeze birth and post Chinese dinner

(mmmmm, now I want Chinese beef and noodles...)

plonko Thu 04-Oct-12 10:09:03

I'd like to order a sneeze birth followed by a glass of rioja and a rare steak sarnie please.

Cheeses, loads of different cheeses.

minipie Thu 04-Oct-12 11:19:14

Rare steak here. Possibly several.

And a very large gin and tonic (which I probably won't be allowed due to BFing sad)

HermioneE Thu 04-Oct-12 11:23:52

shit am I not supposed to be eating runny eggs? I thought it was just raw / rawish ones like in carbonara that were verboten?

Ah well. Bit late now.

G&T sounds good post-birth though. Or a martini. Or champagne. Or muscadet. By Feb I think I'll be ready to drink white spirit tbh...

ZuleikaD Thu 04-Oct-12 11:30:05

Why aren't you supposed to eat Chinese food?

stowsettler Thu 04-Oct-12 11:52:16

I've been eating runny eggs. Nipperette is currently beating a tattoo on my lower abdomen, I don't think she's too bothered by them.

Afterwards = champagne, and some Epoisses: the most disgusting-smelling but delicious-tasting runny unpasteurised cheese in the world.

HermioneE I've had soft eggs, midwife told it was ok as all lion marked british eggs are listeria free.

Ameliac28 Thu 04-Oct-12 11:59:40

I could kill for a can of coke, being good and not drinking it whilst I'm pregnant, I've already told DH to put a can in my hospital bag so I can have it straight away smile

TheCountessOlenska Thu 04-Oct-12 12:53:33

I've probably eaten most of the banned foods already to be honest - I can't seem to keep them straight in my head this time around blush

Last time I did indeed have a bottle of gin waiting for me at home and the first G&T was bliss (baby on boob at time so she probably enjoyed it too wink )

Scroobius Thu 04-Oct-12 13:17:23

Rare steak with chunky chips and a cold peroni, although champagne is probably more appropriate to the occasion. Also pâté on toast, other than these and soft cheeses I haven't really taken much notice of other restricted foods... Ooo or prawn mathi from the Indian takeaway, she won't let me eat prawns that he hasn't personally cleaned and cooked!

Scroobius Thu 04-Oct-12 13:18:03

*dh won't let me, not sure who she is...

Emmiloo88 Thu 04-Oct-12 13:36:38

Very rare steak, big chunks of Stilton, Brie and squidgy goats cheese and a bottle of Corona...heaven! Only 7 weeks to go lol xx

LauraPalmerPlusOne Thu 04-Oct-12 13:43:02

I don't think anyone suggested that you couldn't eat Chinese food during pregnancy, it just sounds like a good post-delivery meal!

I don't buy into all the no-no list hype...I eat my eggs runny and my steak rare. Yum!

MrsJohnDeere Thu 04-Oct-12 13:51:49

Huge chunk of Brie on some crusty bread (I know you can eat of cooked, but I don't like it that way), followed by pâté.

catfart Thu 04-Oct-12 13:57:03

If its gng to be anything like last time, two bagels filled with crispy bacon. My husband brought me only one to begin with!!! I'd been pushing for 6 hours...sent him straight down for another one. Had DS at home.

catfart Thu 04-Oct-12 13:57:51

I had planned on champagne but didn't feel like it for day's

ALittleBitOfMagic Thu 04-Oct-12 13:58:28

A mcds milkshake !!blush

And my first night out ... Strawberry daquairies !!! Mmmmmgrin

Kingcyrolophosarus Thu 04-Oct-12 14:00:47

my sister brought in some ice cold beers

kiwigirl42 Thu 04-Oct-12 14:07:42

DH bought me a huge tray of fresh sushi to the hospital the morning after DS was born. Was delicious!

Longdistance Thu 04-Oct-12 14:24:51

When we brought dd2 home from hossy after a 6 hour discharge, we had smelly cheeses and biscuits, with grapes, olives, and sundried tomatoes. Was yum!

1stbabyat30 Thu 04-Oct-12 14:31:19

I generally have eaten whatever I want in regards cheese and peanuts (didnt even know I wasnt supposed to have them) and have had a bit of wine.
When I get home from the hospital (if I make it through labour sad - absolutely terrified - I would LOVE a proper Margarita in a frozen salt rimmed glass. I am also dreaming about going to a sea food restaurant with a girl friend (partner doesnt like sea food) and eating calamari, prawns, muscles, oysters etc with extra extra strong cocktails. I miss cocktails so much envy.

StrangeGlue Thu 04-Oct-12 14:35:50

DD is 11 months but as soon after her birth as I could I ate loads of duck and orange pate yum yum yum!

CakeBump Thu 04-Oct-12 14:40:12

As I haven't stopped eating anything I usually eat, I'm not craving anything!

All the ladies denying themselves runny eggs and the like need to do their own research.....

flutterbynight Thu 04-Oct-12 14:45:14

Another vote for brie on a nice slice of crusty baguette here, mmmmmm! smile

sammyleh Thu 04-Oct-12 15:24:59

Brie and Red Wine! Mmmmmm dribble

I've not heard the peanut butter one though... I'm currently sat at my desk with a massive jar of PB and a tablespoon. I literally couldn't last the day without this stuff at the minute!

SecretCermonials Thu 04-Oct-12 15:28:59

DP has already been told that he must arrive at the hospital after with sainsburys pork and port pate, if he gets another i will literally harm him with frenchstick and real butter if he values his nuts. These are the basic requirement, but should also be accompanied by brie and real parma ham! Then upon arrival home my first dinner is going to be ribeye steak cooked so its nearly alive grin with a nice glass of rosè. Not that ive obsessed. Roll on dec!!

Scroobius Thu 04-Oct-12 15:29:15

Ooo sushi and a margarita!

Brugmansia Thu 04-Oct-12 16:21:14

I'm also not excluding anything I'd normally eat - eating runny eggs every week - so not longing for anything in particular.

Although I love them I would avoid for now steak tartare and oysters, but eating them is not an everyday occurrence. I doubt I'll want them immediately post-birth. Maybe a couple of weeks later washed down with lots of champagne or other nice wine.

I have no idea what I'll have first thing post birth, but expect I'll either want some stodgy comfort food or feel pretty rough and just want something simple like toast.

oscarwilde Thu 04-Oct-12 17:14:17

Oysters, have eaten EVERYTHING else with no ill effects.
Mostly just looking forward to enjoying a really gluttonous meal, feeling properly hungry again (with no one squeezing my stomach) and eating anything I want with no heartburn afterwards. Digestion that starts directly after a meal rather than 3 hrs later would be lovely too.

Inneedofbrandy Thu 04-Oct-12 17:17:15

You are all wrong, the first thing you will eat will be the best ever toast and strawberry jam, with the nicest ever tasting cup of tea. Even if you have gone right off tea, that tea and toast the midwife brings is heaven!

Brugmansia Thu 04-Oct-12 17:36:28

I really hope that's not what I eat first as I dislike both tea and jam. Marmite on toast on the otherhand would be great.

Inneedofbrandy Thu 04-Oct-12 17:57:21

Pack marmite in your hospital bag then wink

Ellypoo Thu 04-Oct-12 17:57:23

Lots and lots of stilton, pate, the rarest steak in the world, red wine and possibly a G&T. Oh, and brie/camembert.

Am still having dippy eggs, as long as lion stamped (and not snotty, as my MW said!!).

Mmmm, love food. Am only 8 weeks pg, how am I going to last the next 7 months (over Christmas)!!!!!!

Rowanhart Thu 04-Oct-12 18:50:03

I'm feeling like a very bad mummy, had sushi, coke and a period where I craved strawberry milkshaes from maccyDs...

And all of you we been abstaining from thee treats...

However I love pâté, dippy egg and booze and can't wait for all three....

Lora1982 Thu 04-Oct-12 19:01:12

my peanut butter m&ms ive waited two years to be actually able to buy them so im saving them for my reward :-D

halloweeneyqueeney Thu 04-Oct-12 19:04:16

sushi is allowed in pregnancy, just limit your weekly tuna intake!

I had a whole list last time (pate etc) but TBH my food aversions continued while BFing

I'ld love to go mad on caffine but if I BF that won't be the best plan hmm

LadyMetroland Thu 04-Oct-12 21:05:44

Those of you not eating runny eggs - why on earth not??

The rule relates to the absolutely microscopic chance of catching salmonella. Any egg stamped with the Lion mark means the chicken has been vacinated against salmonella.

Because the government think we're stupid they don't do nuanced advice anymore.

SkinnyMarinkADink Thu 04-Oct-12 22:58:20

A ice cold carton of ribenna. not a bottle a carton.

Pregnancy puts me off any drink but water and i love the taste of cold carton ribenna.


SkinnyMarinkADink Thu 04-Oct-12 22:58:56

A ice cold carton of ribenna. not a bottle a carton.

Pregnancy puts me off any drink but water and i love the taste of cold carton ribenna.


Happybunny12 Fri 05-Oct-12 01:33:15

Are preggers ladies not supposed to drink McD's milkshakes? Why not?

I had sushi from supermarkets but not the amazing proper sushi from the restaurants near work. Bloody love sushi, and now on mat leave all the decent sushi places are miles away near work!

Also ate peanuts, cooked prawns and runny eggs throughout. Did my own online research and my conclusions were they would be fine. Sometimes folks hear from others/perceived wisdom that 'you can't eat xxxx in pregnancy' and it's bunkum/old advice. I did avoid pâté and shellfish though - a friend got properly ill after eating oysters (from a v posh place too).

bearer of good news

Ladies you can eat Stilton as it is a hard blue cheese! I almost cried at this discovery!!

SkinnyMarinkADink Fri 05-Oct-12 09:49:18

The milkshake thing is about the machines and catching some kind of bug if they are not cleaned properly same with Mr whippy.

Id say mc donalds are pretty hygienic as they would be inspected regularly, ice cream vans not so much trust there.

when i was pregnant with dd i was told no nuts at all..this time i was told yes eat nuts.

It is all 'just in case' and the guidance changes on a weekly basis. Swaddle no don't Swaddle blah blah

battherat Fri 05-Oct-12 09:56:40

I am going to eat the runniest, slimiest, stinkiest chunk of Camembert. In a big triangle shaped slice like cake. Friends are bringing back from France especially.

I personally wouldn't worry about McDs milkshake. but i did also had a mr whippet I've cream before realising I wasn't supposed to blush

ZuleikaD Fri 05-Oct-12 10:05:13

Had baked Camembert with crusty bread dipped in it last weekend, it was delish.

MissMummy1 Fri 05-Oct-12 16:51:51

I've been promised lobster and chippy chips (not banned but you can't have lobster without them!) with sparkly wine! Hurry up junior!! grin

Ellypoo Fri 05-Oct-12 17:41:06

My MW said no McD's milkshakes - because of the temperature, same as Mr Whippy ice creams. Not cold enough to keep bugs at bay - not to worried about not having them anyway, so don't know if they would be on my personal 'go for it' list.
My MW also said no to stilton - not even cooked (last time I was pg last year, cooked stilton was ok as long as it was cooked all the way through). Am gutted sad
A lot of the recommendations are just that, and 'just in case' too - you do your own research and make your own decisions I think. Same with swaddling etc.

mom2rhysnruby Fri 05-Oct-12 17:42:42


halloweeneyqueeney Fri 05-Oct-12 17:48:35

also with soft serve, an individual carton may have a "use within Xamt of days/weeks once opened" thingie on it, but its just added to whatever is in the machine already, so bits of really old cartons will be in there even if you followe cleaning guidelines

so a bit like tipping your milk into the same jug all the time IYKWIM

and even following cleaning guidelines (which the shop I worked in actually did but can imagine places not doing it because its a real ball-ache of a job) chunks of grim gunk comes out!

its still delicious though!

PedanticPanda Fri 05-Oct-12 17:58:55

The first thing i'll probably eat is the toast and jam the nurses will give me.

PedanticPanda Fri 05-Oct-12 18:03:51

Apart from that the only thing I've been avoiding is caffeine and alcohol so haven't gave anything up, but if I'm breast feeding I won't be able to have a vodka and redbull waiting for me at home.

SkaterGrrrrl Fri 05-Oct-12 18:06:17

Take away curry. Oh yes. Vegetable briyani, come to mama.

ZuleikaD Fri 05-Oct-12 18:17:06

I find it baffling that midwives are going against official NHS guidance. The NHS website says Stilton is fine - so why are midwives telling people it's not?? Also, why wouldn't you eat lobster, it's only raw shellfish that are banned?

Oh my god, now what's wrong with milkshakes from mcdonalds?! craving a prawn sandwich now, have been having one a week or so from marks and Spencer's at lunch.....blush

LurcioLovesFrankie Fri 05-Oct-12 18:36:42

Hate to piss on anyone's parade - but after almost 24 hours nil-by-mouth (2nd on list for ELC, but so many emergencies that day I didn't get into theatre till 5.30) I fell on the stale curled-up-at-the-corners NHS cheese sandwich like bloody manna from heaven (in my defence I was off my head on pethidine at the time). Not quite the caviare, stilton and champagne fest I might have imagined before hand.

Rowanhart Fri 05-Oct-12 19:26:54

Peanuts?! If you are not meant to have them this baby is screwed. I have peanut butter on toast or crunchy but cornflakes every day....

AlisonDB Fri 05-Oct-12 23:10:27

Seeing how I live in Holland the 1st thing I will be given to eat in the hospital will be the very Dutch and traditional "Beschuit met muisjes"
These are round toasted biscuits with suger coated aniseed sprinkled on top. (Which i will politely eat rather than refuse)

But once I'm home my days food will consist of
breakfast - Full english with Runny fried eggs,
lunch - crusty bread platter with Bree and Pâté,
For dinner - a large curry (have been so sick the smell of this makes me feel ill)
And to top it off a super large glass of ice cold Baileys,

Mmmmm 11 weeks and counting!!!!!! Mmmmmmmmm

ZuleikaD Sat 06-Oct-12 07:26:39

Mmmm, Dutch salted liquorice!!

AlisonDB Sat 06-Oct-12 09:04:09

Mmmm yes its yummy or as the Dutch say Lekker!
but I'm eating that already! I'm a bit of a liquorice fan addict! Lol

ZuleikaD Sat 06-Oct-12 09:12:00

I was brought up on it (my father's Dutch) and I really miss it! You can get it from importers but it's really expensive.

Yep the peanut advice has changed, it's okay now. I've been peanut buttering it up too Rowan - some older work colleagues told me off for eating satay but I just smiled and nodded and carried on scoffing !

DinosaursOnASpaceship Sat 06-Oct-12 09:24:42

When I came home after having ds3 dp(at the time) had cooked a stew, with dumplings and everything. It was the best meal I've ever eaten. I had twice as much as him and he was amazed at how much I could put away. It was so nice coming home to a delicious hot cooked meal that I've told him he needs to do it again after ds4 is born, I don't care that we aren't together anymore, I'll have just given birth to his son, it's the least he can do!

BelinaTheChicken Sat 06-Oct-12 09:29:21

I had sushi the day after DS2 was born, sesame tuna sashimi and spider rolls with loads of wasabi. Probably a bit too much wasabi for poor DS, can't imangine the milk tasted good

ZuleikaD Sat 06-Oct-12 10:05:27

Lol. I once had kippers when I was feeding DD and when she threw up the whole feed it was the most revolting-smelling milk you've ever encountered. Didn't have kippers again till she was off the boob!

AlisonDB Sat 06-Oct-12 19:38:54

Ooooooh i totally forgot to add Smoked salmon! Oh how I have missed that on a bagel with cream cheese!

Nhs says the risk from smoked salmon is very very low and we aren't advised to avoid it during pregnancy in the uk.

Msladyblue Sat 06-Oct-12 20:18:16

Idk i'm 34 weeks and baby is breech. If i have to have a c section which i never had one before i probably can't eat what i want which sucks sad

AlisonDB Sat 06-Oct-12 20:41:01

Ooh Stacey, thanks i didnt know that!!!
Mmmm i know what i'll be having for lunch on Monday!!! Lol

Secondsop Sat 06-Oct-12 21:31:36

I've been eating smoked salmon throughout. Had it this morning in fact!

MrsJohnDeere Sat 06-Oct-12 21:56:45

I'm curious about a lot of these foods that people are avoiding. I've continued eating prawns, lobster, smoked salmon as they're not on the list of foods to avoid. confused

TheCountessOlenska Sat 06-Oct-12 22:01:52

Thinking about it I've had runny eggs, smoked salmon, mr whippy, McDonalds milkshake, pate (only a little bit), sushi, medium rare steak, caffeine and wine shock I actually feel a bit fool hardy now blush. I suppose I just feel everything in moderation is probably ok, and I try and eat from clean places and reputable sources!

I have avoided soft cheeses though cos it's the only one I ever remember I'm not supposed to have!

halloweeneyqueeney Sat 06-Oct-12 22:26:55

I'm pretty sure that smoked salmon is not only allowed but also very good for you in pregnancy

halloweeneyqueeney Sat 06-Oct-12 22:28:03

also pink on inside steak I think is okay so long as outside is cooked and sealed, its pink on inside burgers that I think you're supposed to avoid because the meat is minced first so the inside was exposed IYKWIM

Queenofsiburbia Wed 10-Oct-12 07:01:24

Breakfast: eggs Benedict with soft poached eggs & homemade hollandaise
Lunch: cheese & biscuits with all sorts of delicious creamy unpastuerised cheeses with mould on the rind!
Supper: strong G&T then pâté on toast followed by rare fillet steak with bearnaise. Cake mixture for pudding.

If I don't leave LO as an orphan after keeling over from rich food induced heart attack, it will be amazing grin

Queenofsiburbia Wed 10-Oct-12 07:05:21

blush blush blush

Obviously there would still be my very DH. whoops.

Sometimes it feels like he isn't involved in this whole pregnancy thing especially when he sits there guzzling delicious creamy Camembert!!!

Smoked salmon is allowed by the nhs.

MrsHBaby3 Wed 10-Oct-12 13:21:49

when the waiter brought me a goats cheese salad t'other day a woman glared at me so much that i looked it up (it says to avoid unless cooked, but pah! it tasted good)
for me- tea and toast is amazing, but prob with a glass of red (minus heartburn) before i snuggle into bed with littl'un (homebirthing) and i must say i am inspired by the idea of a nice take away post birth :-) because atm i feel too sick to eat one

panicnotanymore Wed 10-Oct-12 13:53:32

At a guess a really crap plastic sandwich from a vending machine. H has form for being really rubbish at practicalities.

That said, the floppy NHS sandwich that a nurse once brought me after I had been nil by mouth for 36 hours, was the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. I nearly hugged her from gratitude.

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