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sorry for the dumb question, but... a few days ago i made myself a big glass bottle of laborade (water, lemon juice, honey & sea salt) & put it in the fridge. i'm 40w +1d today, and was wondering how long it will last? (the drink, that is, not the pregnancy
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is there a point where it won't be safe to drink? (i.e. if i don't go into labor for another 2 weeks)
 

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I have no idea but what does Laborade do exactly? I have never heard of this before.
it's just an electrolyte/energy drink (like gatorade) to replenish sugars/minerals/salts you might lose during labor. i've never used one before (my last labor was much too short anyway) but thought i might give it a try this time around.

i don't really want to drink it until i'm actually in labor (it's a little too salty, i find), whenever that may be...
 

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is laborade actually good? i've been thinking about going to the store and getting the supplies to make it. My midwifes suggested it, but does it work, and will I actually want to drink it?
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I trust homemade lemonade in the fridge about 7-10 days, so I guess that long would be fine.

Is it good? - It's just like lemonade but with a little salt and minerals, which makes it taste extra good if your body needs it. Kinda like how I hate Gatorade normally but when I'm really thirsty it's awesome.
 

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You can also use herbal tea, like raspberry leaf for laborade. My mw wants me to have some laborade on hand and when I asked she said RRL would be fine in place of the "water". I have yet to try it tho..but love RRL..so hopefully it will be good!

Found this and this.

Basic recipe:
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 1qrt.

I saved the empty glass jars of juice (the organic kind) and they are 1qrt. I have 3 of these and a 4th for a back up that I will have filled and ready when I start labor and have them near me in the room I birth in. I think I'll make a few w/ RRL and a few w/ just water, jic.
 

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chic2chic...wanted to say that you can always freeze it and when labor begins take it out asap to have handy, if you want.
that's a great idea. i'll do just that.
and i already drink RRL daily.

thanks for all the suggestions...
 
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