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Labor-ade?

Did anyone here drink homemade labor-ade during their labor? I'm thinking about making some and was wondering if anyone recommend it, or has a good recipe.

I also have some EmergenC electrolyte drink mix and might just bring that and mix it with juice at the hospital. Anyone have thoughts or advice?   http://www.vitacost.com/emergen-c-electro-mix

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Re: Labor-ade?

  • I did.  I made a really simple version, just a mix of coconut water and orange juice.  Not sure of the proportion, maybe less than half OJ.   I liked having it.   My labor was fast so I guess I didn't need it for endurance, but I'm sure it did me good nonetheless.  Kinda fun to mix it up once I knew it was baby time.
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    Thanks! Coconut water seems like a great idea, and easier than the calcium pill concoctions I've found online. I'll pick some up when I'm out today!
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  • I plan on using just coconut water.
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  • I picked up some Recharge my local coop. So yummy I drank it all and had to go buy some replacements today. My Bradley teacher also recommended a combo of water, sweet, and salty....so water, pretzels, and honey sticks.

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