What to eat the day BEFORE C-section

Hello!  I have been lurking on this board for months and am so grateful for the advice I have gotten here.  I am having my first C-section on Thursday AM (twins).  I know that I cannot eat or drink after midnight and that it may be a while before I eat real food after.  With that knowledge, what should I eat Wednesday?  I have heard to keep things light so to make things easier on my system, but also to eat something substantial since it will be a while before I eat a real meal.  Any recommendations? 
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Re: What to eat the day BEFORE C-section

  • edited June 2014
    I would eat normal, as I usually do.
    My c/s turned out to be a bit of a surprise - it was planned for Monday, but my doc had an accident and they had us come in on Sunday, a day early, instead. We had no idea that would happen until AFTER breakfast on Sunday. So as you see, I ate normal the day before and the mornig of my surgery and everything was fine...
  • I would eat as you normally would. I had a firehouse sub for lunch and sushi for dinner the night before .

    Best of luck to ya!
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  • Well if you're supposed to eat light then I did it wrong. It was our anniversary the night before my scheduled c section so we went all out for dinner. I ate even more than usual and I was fine. I would eat like you normally would.
  • I ate dinner in the early stages of labor with DD, and ended up having an emergency c/s with her later that night.  And my water broke with DS an hour after I finished Thanksgiving dinner, and he was born about four hours later.  I was scheduled to have an RCS the following week but obviously couldn't stop the clock at that point.  I threw up once right after DD was born and then was fine.  With DS, I anticipated that might happen again, so I had anti-nausea meds in my IV and didn't get sick at all.  So I don't think it matters what you eat the day before.  My only suggestion is making sure you have some fiber in your system, because it will make things easier after surgery.
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