I do have a few foods that are my favorites for labor.
- nuts and nut butters
- protein shakes
I like clients to eat some protein when they have something sweet to help reduce blood sugar fluctuations. I have watched clients literally eat peanut butter by the spoonful out of the jar, and other clients have a charcuterie board. I'm not too picky about what clients eat so long as they are eating pretty regularly during labor. That looks like a bite of something between contractions and then another bite 3 or 4 contractions later.
Eating and staying hydrated will help keep energy levels up to finish labor strong, and will make the midwife happy!