Kate Middleton's Fancy Hospital Menu Sure Beats Jello Cups & Cold Sandwiches

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duchess catherineAny day, hour, minute now, it seems we're going to get some super exciting news out of London about the arrival of the royal baby! In the meantime, though, we're left to muse about various interesting details surrounding the little Prince or Princess's birth. Like what the Duchess is going to be eating when she's in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London (where Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William in 1982). E! News somehow got their hands on a list of foods that are offered in the posh maternity ward, and they're as gourmet as hospital food could possibly get!

Breakfast could feature juice, fruit, yogurt, cereal, bread, and hot beverages, while lunch and dinner reportedly each consist of three-course meals with appetizer options like cream of tomato soup and entrées like lamb chops or Mediterranean grilled chicken with a choice of side dishes. Desserts include cheesecakes, fresh fruit platters, or a selection of cheese. How lovely!

All the food is reportedly prepared fresh at the Lindo Wing, and the menu takes into account a variety of special dietary needs and cultural or religious requirements. For instance, patients can opt for vegetarian, kosher, and halal meals. There's also something called the Light Bite Menu, which includes options like soups, salads, omelettes, and potatoes, as well as sandwiches and baguettes.

The CLINCHER, though? The Lindo Wing states in its maternity care pamphlet, "We have a comprehensive wine list, should you wish to enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate your baby's arrival." Now that's what I'm talkin' bout!

Why shouldn't all women about to/having just given birth have their pick of tasty eats and drinks like the aforementioned ones? I know most hospitals offer hot meals to patients, but do most have a full wine list? Idunthinkso! And what a fun, festive treat that must be for the new dad and other family members who are there to celebrate the birth -- not to mention mom! Cuz let's be real: After having a baby, you deserve so much more than a dry turkey sandwich on white bread or a Jello cup!

What do you think of Kate's maternity ward menu options? What did you eat/drink (or do you plan to eat/drink) after having your baby?


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Coles... Coles_mom

I had gestational diabetes with my last two kids, and it sucked! The hospital woul ONLY serve diabetic meals on doctor's orders and I don't eat meat. Diabetic hospital meals are basically no carbs. And I'm also the self-proclaimed pickiest eater in the world...so I was in for 3-4 days post baby with each (c-sections) and I really didn't eat much. And I was SO hungry!!!!! As far as wine- I'm in a teetotaler state that'd have law enforcement at the hospital within 10 seconds of popping a cork.

Smoke... Smokeygirl

Aside from the wine, sounds pretty much like the options in the hospital I gave birth at. I think hospital food has come a long way, I saw nary a jello cup when I was there.

nonmember avatar Meghan

Yeah pretty much sounds the same as my Hospitals menu other than the wine. The food still doesn't Actually taste all that good though, just sounds good.

insei... inseineangel

Minus the wine option, the hospital I had my daughter at actually had decent food. And they offered hommus with pita, which is probably my favorite thing to eat, so that was definitely a win in my book.

Andrea Byrd Plate

Minus the wine list, the hospital I gave birth at actually had decent food-after I had my daughter I was chowing down on grilled chicken Ceasar salad and fresh fruit.  I think hospital food has come a long way (although I did have my husband smuggle me in some sushi-It's my favorite food and I couldn't wait another minute to eat it).

femal... femaleMIKE

If I don't like what my hospital is serving, I am sure one of my friends/family visiting will bring me something.  There is a large food court, stop and shop, TGIfridays, and several other restaurants within walking distance.  I will not starve. 

Krista Tower

I had gestrational diabetes so when I was told I could eat whatever I wanted after my daughter was born, eveything tasted amazing. I had a big burger and fries and I was extremely happy.

Mandy Broomfield

I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with fries and a pepsi lol I was STARVING! lol I didnt eat much while I was there after that thought. Our hospital did offer a free choice of steak or lobster dinner for two that we could get to take home with us after birth which was really nice!

Dani Madden

Turkey sandwiches are actually my fav food but with my daughter my blood pressure was too high so 8 month of no lunch meat & I HATED it I would of stabbed someone in the eye with a spork for a sandwich. I got to choose what ever I wanted (2 main options, sandwiches, quesadilla, soups, salads, chicken tenders, ect) But after baby got there almost every meal was a turkey sandwich & I don't regreat it at all. With the exception when we ordered in sushi :P 

nonmember avatar Bree

My daughter was in the NICU for the first three days of her life and no one figured out that even though we were up visiting her all the time I still wanted to eat!! They would be bringing the meal in just as my husband and I were going up to the NICU and by the time we got back it was gone!! I think in the four days I was on the maternity ward I saw maybe four meals and that includes the two I got after my my daughter was discharged from the NICU so we were actually in the room for any amount of time.
I do remember that what I did see or sometimes only smell was not all good and I was very greatful to my parents who went on food runs for hubby and I.
My fingers are crossed that I do actually get to at least choose if I want to eat the hospital food with baby number two but something tells me my parents will be going on more food runs for me!!

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