21 Best Hospital Bag Snacks for Mom  (& Dad) for Labor

Staying in the hospital for labor and birth can be very unpredictable. Many moms forget about what to eat in the hospital or while in labor when putting together a hospital bag checklist.

Even if your hospital will provide meals for mom during child birth pack some for the dad to eat during labor too. It’s worth the extra effort to pack these hospital bag snacks ahead of time.

I put together this list of the best healthy snacks to pack in your hospital bag for mom and dad that are easy to eat, nutritious and will give you the energy to power through labor and delivery.

Nuts can be a great choice because they provide protein, healthy fats, fiber – which will help you feel full without going overboard on calories.

1. Nuts, Seeds and dried fruit

Pretzels will be a good snack with salty flavor that can hit the spot when you’re feeling nauseous from medicine or pregnancy hormones.

2. Pretzels

Yogurt cups are a good snack during labor because it can give you healthy calories without feeling full. It also has probiotics to keep your tummy calm.

3. Yogurt

Fruit has tons of vitamins and nutrients that moms need after giving birth. Apples with peanut butter and bananas give you a good boost of energy.

4. Fruit

This can be another option to pack in your hospital bag if you don’t want to carry fresh fruits. Canned peaches, peeled mandarins – they are a great variety to choose from.

5. Fruit cups

These snacks can be eaten easily with one hand while the other is holding onto baby or being occupied in some way. Since they’re so small, you can pack an endless supply.

6. Goldfish crackers

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All material provided is for your information only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your doctor.