"What food should I pack for my husband while I am in labour?"

Good question! Yesterday, we looked at what food you might like to eat while you are in labour.  But what about partners and support people?

Portable food that requires no or minimal preparation are the best choices.  Also, food that is quiet to eat (crunching can be irritating to a woman in labour). If there are particular odours that are off-putting to you, then these are definitely out for labour.

Some good suggestions would be:

  • Fruit
  • nuts
  • dried fruit
  • yoghurt
  • soup
  • sandwiches
  • museli bars

Don't forget fluids!

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