Here's the recipe I was given:
to sip after every other contraction/surge
1/3 c. lemon juice (energy)
1/3 c. honey (energy)
1/4-1/2 tsp salt (prevents dehydration)
1/4 tsp baking soda (calms the stomach)
1-2 calcium tablets, with magnesium, crushed (relaxes muscles)
Add enough water to make 1 qt (one litre for us Canadians). Add either an additional cup of water or a cup of your favorite juice to flavor the beverage.
The salt in this recipe seems pretty minimal...I haven't tried making it yet though. Pinky, did your recipe have more salt?