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By Zenparenting1 @ZenParenting1
by Sarah Sorvillo, Certified Herbalist
originally published by Well Rounded Momma
used with permission
All sports drinks contain three essential ingredients: water, sugar and salt. And if they’re really fancy, they also contain vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Unfortunately, name brand sports drinks also contain artificial colors and flavors.
Labor-AideMaking your own sports drink is ridiculously easy and you get to avoid all of those nasty ingredients. When you are doing hard physical work and sweating, it's important to maintain your electrolyte level for proper cell function and for energy. By using a good quality salt and magnesium powder, you are adding minerals and electrolytes to the drink. You can also get a little fancy with it and add some flower essence drops like Bach’s Rescue Remedy to help you deal with stress.


1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup honey (or to taste)
1/4 tsp sea salt, celtic sea salt or pink Himalayan
2 tsp of powdered magnesium (I like Natural Calm)
4-8 drops Bach’s Rescue Remedy (totally optional, but awesome)
Enough water to make 4 cups

I like to make this drink ahead of time and freeze it in popsicle containers if the weather is hot. But it’s pretty easy to assemble during early labor. Just make sure you have the ingredients handy. It's nice to keep straws on hand so that you can slowly sip it throughout your labor.

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