Can you drink red bull in labour or will the caffeine affect the baby? I am a first timer and am just wondering how i can get through it and how exhausted I will be. I have noticed some literature reccomends isotonic drinks - i presume this is stuff like lucozade. Do you think red bull is ok? I am trying to get whatever i can to help me - my pack already includes a hand held fan and a can of magicool!
Isotonic drinks are like the lucozade sport ones, in the sports bottle, non-fizzy. Don't get the fizzy ones (lucozade energy) as these won't keep you hydrated enough. Red bull works by using caffeine and taurine, rather than the slow release glucose found in isotonic sports drinks, so no I don't think it would be a good idea. It's also likely to make your bowels loose which wouldn't be much fun!