We started putting together a list of good snacks to have packed in your hospital bag (because hospital food kind of sucks) and in our research came across some, let’s say, not so good suggestions. It inspired us to share healthier swaps. Something to note – there is no need to concern yourself with counting calories when you’re going into labor (it’s the workout of your life). But not all calories are created equal, and if you can get your calories from whole, healthy, less processed sources – then you should do it. Here are our suggestions:
1) Coconut Water vs Powerade — Gatorade and Powerade are the leaders in the sports drink lines, and while labor requires a ton of energy it doesn’t call for electrolyte packed sugar bombs with chemical dyes. Opt for coconut water, or regular water instead.