Nutrition During Labour

At home during labour you may wish to eat light foods. For example:

  • toast
  • ice cream
  • crackers
  • soup (clear)
  • yogurt

If you do not feel like eating, make sure you drink plenty of fluids.

Nausea is very common while in labour so eating light meals and drinking fluids is helpful. Once you are in the hospital, ask your nurse or doctor what you can eat or drink. There is a fridge in the Birthing Centre for foods that you can bring in for you and your partner.