Hospitals aren’t exactly known for their fine-dining experiences — that is, unless you happen to be in Japan, as one laboring mother just proved. Imgur user jenkinsinjapan recently gave birth in Mito, Japan, and her hospital meals were so delicious and well-presented, she had to share them online. The photos went viral shortly after, and it’s definitely not hard to see why.
“My c-section wasn’t planned so the food I got wasn’t really pre-surgery food. I couldn’t eat most of it anyway!” She says this is what most of the patients at the hospital eat on a daily basis. “The meals weren’t specifically for people in labour,” jenkinsinjapan explained. “I’m not sure pregnancy food restrictions still apply when the baby is on its way out!”
“It was a little privately owned OB-GYN clinic, but the costs were mostly covered by standard insurance! <…> I paid some extra but what I paid was pretty standard for most hospitals in the area.” She added that normally, moms have to pay about 30 percent of the total cost. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s worth it when you check out all the meals she enjoyed during her hospital stay below.
“Pancakes for breakfast (while I was in labour – my husband ate most of it).”
“Lunch while in labour.”
“Post C-section recovery food (I had 3-4 meals that were like this, only took a picture of this one).”
“First proper post-surgery meal.”
“French toast for breakfast.”
“Seafood pasta lunch.”
“Risotto for lunch.”
“Birth celebration meal: starters (with non alcoholic sparkling wine).”
“Birth celebration meal: main course (steak!).”
“Birth celebration meal: dessert.”
“Soup for breakfast.”
“Pork for lunch.”
“Pasta gratin for the evening meal.”
Is anyone else drooling right now? Same here. Remind me to give birth in Japan if I ever decide to have kids.