Nutrition in Pregnancy + Beyond: The Hospital Stay

Nutrition in Pregnancy + Beyond: The Hospital Stay

In the days leading up to my due date (and then leading up to the actual delivery 10 days later), I dreamed about all the delicious, not-safe-for-pregnancy foods that I would eat.  Think raw sushi, potentially unpasteurized soft cheeses, and drippy eggs.  Fast forward to day 1 postpartum - I can't remember if I ate (surely I must have), what I ate (breakfast, maybe?), or if I enjoyed it (doubtful, as it was most likely hospital food).  While eating was at the forefront of my mind, it wasn't my eating with which I was concerned.  I imagine that's usually the case, especially with baby #1 when you're faced with a steep learning curve (or maybe that was just me?) and extreme sleep deprivation.  While I'm expecting sleep deprivation again, I'm hoping the learning curve with #2 isn't quite as steep (wishful thinking?).  Here's my plan for thriving (ok, surviving) during the whirlwind that is the first couple days postpartum.  

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