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Last meal b4 elective section - what did you have?

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Clair76 Sun 09-Feb-14 21:19:28

My elective section is booked for valentines day and I was trying to decide what to make for my tea the night before. What did you have? Did you go for slow releasing carbs or steak for the iron or something else?

Jollyb Sun 09-Feb-14 21:23:52

The amount of iron in one steak is unlikely to have any impact on your recovery. I'd simply have what you fancy as it might be a while before you can have a relaxed meal again. We had a curry as it was my mother's birthday.

Do you know what time you're likely to go down to theatre?

Clair76 Sun 09-Feb-14 22:13:04

Good point smile
I'm hoping I'm first on the list but I've got to ring up on Wednesday and I should be able to find out then apparently.

Clair76 Mon 10-Feb-14 21:26:42

Anyone else do anything special?

MrsCDNinUK Mon 10-Feb-14 21:35:53

Both times we went out for a nice dinner the night before. I think I had steak but thought of it more as a nice dinner out than considering what I should be eating the night before a c-section. I have another one scheduled in 3 weeks so not sure what we'll do the night before.

phoolani Mon 10-Feb-14 21:38:13

Whatever I fancied! Think it was steak and chips with ds, possibly a curry with dd. don't think it matters - I just knew I wouldn't get any decent food for a day or two so I got it while I could.

BonaDea Mon 10-Feb-14 21:39:38

I had a pub lunch. Fish and chips I think. Was during a failed induction (pub across the road from hospital) and was expected cs the next day if it didn't work. But actually they offered to do it that night and I went for it.

Just have whatever you really really fancy. Honestly it won't make a difference to what happens!

SmallBee Mon 10-Feb-14 21:43:48

We were going to go out for a really nice meal but OH felt sick & I really didn't want him to burn up all his energy before the baby even got here! Just ended up getting a Chinese takeaway.
I second making the most of having your last relaxed meal for a while.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 11-Feb-14 17:29:13

W h at about something that will digest easily to help with that first post natal poo? wink grin

Clair76 Tue 11-Feb-14 22:29:51

My thinking exactly. We've decided on tuna steaks and some yummy chocolate desert.

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