Eat and drink, laboring mamas…

Once again, I’m reminded how important it is for a laboring mama to be adequately hydrated and have enough energy reserves to get through active labor, transition, and pushing.  A very smart British mama I just worked with made sure she had plenty of sandwiches, energy bars, and Vitamin Water from home that she could eat whenever she needed to during her overnight labor, resulting in a very productive hour or so of pushing her lovely boy out into the world.

Eat, drink, and have healthy, happy labors, mamas.

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