“Eating and drinking during your labor goes a long way toward making sure you have the energy and stamina for your entire labor and birth. Approach nourishment for your labor like you would for any long day of physical activity. Have nutritious, easy to eat snacks and good hydrating beverages available and ask your team to make sure you are well-fueled. If you are a healthy, low risk mother experiencing a normal labor, there should be no restrictions on what you can eat and drink.”

Lamaze International on labor pain management.