Mama to DS1 (12/07), DS2 (4/11), and DD (6/22/14)
Finally diagnosed with APS after 3 s (11/09, 3/10, 7/13)
But, I can't tolerate the smell of apples in any form since then and I used to love them!
This time, I'm going for some watered-down recharge and I'm going to brew a big pot of rrl iced tea (due in hot August)
"And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own." Margaret Mead
So I got my kids a snow cone maker this summer and thought it would be awesome during labor. Just the shaved ice or with a dose of something to recharge on top. Anyone have a good Laborade recipe that is not too tart or sweet I could make concentrate for the snow cones? I am not sure how honey would work, but maybe if it was predesolved. I did make a laborade with one of my births, not sure if I remembered to drink it, I think it was a little tart. I wonder if a nectar like mango or nectarine diluted with a little Smart water would be a good substitute. Usually for my kids I use 100% juice concentrate melted for snow cone flavors. Lemonade is good too. My midwife required Smart water to be stocked for labors. It is actually found in a lot of Generics as well these days. It is just water with electrolytes. So the same as Gatorade with out the extra stuff. She could use it for a hydration enema as well for emergencies. Okay that post was a little random, but there are so many cool ideas!
I drank plain old water for most of my very long labor. Towards the end my doula gave me water with a bit of liquid Chlorophyll and honey. I needed the extra calories!
Anita , married to the best , mom to DD 6, TTC#2
Looking forward to ,, and!