Two of the hardest things about pregnancy are staying hydrated, and avoiding morning sickness. Seems like there are no two pregnancies alike, and varied reasons and triggers for morning sickness. However, this one labor-aid recipe should be able to help with both. Yay! And we aren’t even talking labor yet. It also plays a role in an easy labor. Labor-aid balances electrolytes, supplying the body with much needed minerals while under the stress of labor.
What’s in this Labor-Aid Recipe
Let’s talk about the ingredients, shall we?
I loaded it up with all kinds of goodies that help specifically with morning sickness. The good news is, that it may help during labor to avoid nausea as well, but that is a little more unpredictable.
First up, is ginger. Ginger is a great little root for calming that pukey feeling. It’s common for pregnant women to snack on candied ginger for this reason. Here is just another way it can help.
Orange is next! Orange can soothe the tummy both to smell and to eat. It is also good for helping balance those electrolytes.
Coconut water also plays an important role in balancing your electrolytes and giving you energy. It contains 13 times more potassium than Gatorade, and double the sodium. This brand doesn’t have any preservatives or additives.
Surprise, I also included carrot. Carrots help balance hormones, which in turn helps with morning sickness. Check out this post about carrots and hormone balance.
Natural Calm is next. Natural calm is a powdered magnesium and calcium supplement. Magnesium is needed for most of the chemical processes in the body. It is also difficult to have sufficient magnesium levels during pregnancy. Supplementing with magnesium is crucial for a balanced pregnancy. For pregnancy, magnesium specifically helps with avoiding morning sickness, avoiding moodiness, and improving sleep.
Raw honey is an easily digestible sugar that is rich in minerals. Sugar slows down the production of cortisol, which is produced in abundance during stressful situations, like labor or anaerobic exercise.
Sea salt also makes an appearance. It’s not just about getting enough water to be properly hydrated. A good quality salt plays an important role in electrolyte balance and keeping you strong and healthy during pregnancy.
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Labor-aid Recipe for Hydration and Morning Sickness
Without further ado, here is your recipe. I’d love to know what you think, or if you have another labor-aid recipe that you love!
- 2 C. Coconut milk or coconut water
- 2 Lemons
- 2 oranges
- 1 Knuckle ginger
- 1 Carrot
- ½ tsp. Sea salt
- Water to fill gallon
- 2 Tbs. Raw honey
- 2-3 tsp. Natural Calm
- Juice lemons, oranges, ginger, and carrot.
- Add to 1 gallon pitcher.
- Add coconut milk, salt, honey, and natural calm.
- Top off with water.
- For best results, drink within two days.