Labor-aid Recipe

Still working on getting my comments fixed.  I  seriously need to find someone who can help at this point since I am clueless.  Out of the 30 something comments I received on Matthews birth (thank you all so much) only 5 or 6 are showing on the blog.

I have received numerous requests for my laborade recipe.  Its funny what some of you will catch in my posts, its nice to know that my words are actually read : )  I figured I better post it soon since I have a few bloggy friends who are expecting a baby any day now ;  ) and they might want to make some.

Oh, firstly for those of you who have no clue what laborade is…its kind of like a homemade version of those drinks that athletes drink to keep Momma’s hydrated during labor.  There are many versions on the internet, this is just the way I make it.  Sipping on this drink will keep you refreshed and hydrated and puts back the minerals you will lose during labor and will give you a little boost of energy.

Crunchy Momma’s Labor-aid

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 tsp good sea salt
1 tablet magnesium
1 tablet calcium
2 raspberry leaf tea bags

Boil two cups water and steep the tea bags for 10 minutes.  Remove tea bags and add 2 more cups water to the tea.  Put in the blender and add the lemon juice, honey, sea salt, magnesium and calcium tablets.  Whirl it up for a minute to make sure the tablets get dissolved and put away in the refrigerator until the big moment.  You can adjust the honey to your taste.  I don’t like anything too sweet but you might like a bit more.

You can also use this to replace athletic drinks for the rest of the family by not adding the raspberry leaf tea.  It is very refreshing and really works to replace minerals lost in exercise.

See you back here on Sunday for my weekly journal which has not happened for the past two weeks so it will be a long one : )

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11 Responses to Labor-aid Recipe

  1. Patti L April 4, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

    Due anytime this week with twins! How much calcium and magnesium do you put in? I take a supplement tablet with both in it and I’m not sure how much to add in milligrams. Thank you!

  2. Kat September 18, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

    Momma, question. So I don't really like the taste of lemon. Do I need to put lemon? What's it for really? I'm due in like 3-7 days. Thank you!

    • farmishmomma September 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

      Hi Kat, the lemon is a good source of potassium which every laboring momma needs but also it\’s PH balancing. I\’m sorry you don\’t like lemon flavor. You could try berries or melon though I have never tried it

  3. ourladyofthelaundry June 4, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe! I'm thinking of adding a little Rescue Remedy to the mix… have you ever tried that? I'll be mixing this up this afternoon in preparation for precious little #5 who will make her arrival sometime soon! May Mary's mantle cover you and yours!

  4. Elizabeth March 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    Can you recommend a different herbal? I flat out despise raspberry tea. I keep trying it and it just doesn't do it for me!

    • Jennifer July 30, 2014 at 3:47 am #

      I can't wait to try this! We are a family of four runners who are constantly trying to eat cleaner and drink with intention. My kids like replacement drinks but they are often so filled with all the wrong things. Thank you for sharing your recipe! BTW I just found your blog and am really enjoying your peacefulness. Thanks again!

  5. M Hixson January 22, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    I made this during labor and took it to the hospital and it was amazing. JUST the ticket for the 6 hrs I spent in labor at the hospital!

    • farmishmomma January 23, 2014 at 2:53 am #

      oh so happy to hear!!! Blessing to you and your little one

  6. Holly July 17, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Thank you…we will be preparing this…two weeks to go!

    • crunchycatholicmomma July 17, 2013 at 1:23 am #

      Holly, We also make this for anytime we are sweating outside to keep us hydrated. I will be praying for your new addition <3


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