thread: drinks for labour

  1. #1
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    Jan 2005

    drinks for labour

    my mw has suggested bringing sports drinks..I've never had any of them, any suggestions?

    I cant drink anything blue but thats about the only issue I would have i think.

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    There was a study with lucozade which showed women who laboured alternating water with lucozade had less keytones in their urine... but who knows if keytones is a normal process in labour, harmful or not.... water is still most important tho
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    Jun 2008

    ...the only thing I could stomach was water. I had a few other sips of juice etc but couldnt handle them.

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    yes i left that bit out, she said to alternate them with water.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2007

    i actually had lemonade while in labour. and water of course

    Many people have gatorade and powerade.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2008
    Eastern Surburbs, Melbourne

    I took in Primas as they were a small amount and the straw was great.
    No point of getting sports drinks as if you don't like them you won't drink them and its a waste of money. Unless DH likes them
    Have you a cordial or similar drink that you like to make up as needed?
    Maybe take a drink bottle as it won't spill if you have a contraction while drinking.

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    yep I think I will take my tupperware bottle. Maybe i should get a few of these sports drinks and try them out tomorrow

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    Jun 2003

    The red powerade is nice I alternated that and water during DS' birth. It was good too as I'd have use it as a gauge of when to go to the loo. Which I was taught in calmbirthing.

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    Apr 2008


    i just had water and apple juice. I could only drink out of a straw. Weird hey but i wouldnt have a drink unless there was a straw!

  11. #11
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    Jan 2009
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    most sports drinks say not to be consumed while pg or under a certain age....

  12. #12
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    Jul 2008
    Melbourne, Vic

    i had a sip of something other than water (cany remember wat) and i threw up instantly so i stuck to water...lots and lots of it!!

  13. #13
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    Aug 2006

    I drank red gatorade during labour with DD, it was just what DH kept getting for me and I kept drinking it I had a really dry throat from the gas and hadn't eaten and barely drank in three days (very long, drawn out labour). I don't remember drinking much of anything with DS.

  14. #14
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    Aug 2007

    I Had gatorade or powerade cant remember which one - and i also would only drink it thru a straw so DH had to go searching for straws - but i also only drunk it thru the pushing stage - gee that is full on hard work!!!! i definatly worked up a thirst - went thru 2 bottles in 30mins!!!!

  15. #15
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    Mar 2008
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    i had sustagen primas

  16. #16
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    Mar 2007

    I brought with me about 3 bottles of gatorade into labour with me and didnt' have any!!!
    I had tried a lolly and the sugar in it just made me spew so the drinks certainly weren't appealing to me!

    I just had HEAPS of water and ice.... that was all I felt like. I do believe thats all your body needs is just water and ice.

    Can't believe you only have 10 days to go!! All the best hun.....

  17. #17
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    Aug 2008
    Melbourne City


    I didn't eat. So I wasn't allowed to eat anything while in labour because my OB said I might throw it up. Instead I was given Sprite and Orange. I remember asking for "Orange juice" than "Sprite". I kept going from one to another. Lol.

  18. #18
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    Feb 2006

    i drank lucozade and water