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Nourishing Foods for Labor

Nourishing Foods for Labor

Birth is an extremely athletic event— labor can last from several hours to a few days (I’m hoping to be on the shorter end)— and like any marathon of an event, it requires some nourishment to avoid exhaustion. Luckily, in Portland, most hospitals and birthing centers are open to eating during labor. Though, the longer you can labor at home, the more freedom you’ll have over food and movement.