It’s soooo important to stay hydrated and fed during labour! Think of it like a marathon, if you don’t continue to ‘feed’ your body then you’ll hit the wall/run out of energy/bonk/whatever you want to call it. Anyone who’s run more than a 1/2 marathon OR had a particularly LONG labour knows what this feels like. It’s not fun and can be avoided with proper nutrition!
So here’s a home-made electrolyte cocktail that will help give you that sustained boost we all need in labour! I’ve tried to make this recipe as accessible as possible with items you probably already have in your cupboards. And a big plus? It’s not full of sugars and food colouring.
2 cups coconut water
1 cup water
Juice from 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lime
1 TBSP raw honey
1/4 tsp himalayan salt
Calcium/Magnesium – You have a couple options with this one. Purchase trace mineral/electrolyte drops at your local health food store OR purchase them online (this one’s my favourite).