Do you feel crazy thirsty during pregnancy, but also feel like you’re peeing everything out that you just drank?! This rehydration drink is for you! Whether you’re in the early stages of pregnancy and building up your blood, in labor and need a replenishment, or breastfeeding and just trying to keep up with the liquid demands of your little one, you’ll LOVE this drink!

So easy to make at home! Use lemon juice, either fresh squeezed or from a bottle, raw honey or maple syrup or stevia, a little sea salt and baking soda, and add to water to taste! SO good!

Keto/Carnivore ‘Flu’

As we transition to a low-carb diet and our inflammation reduces, our electrolytes can be out of whack for a bit.  This drink, made with stevia or without sweetener, is a great way to balance your electrolytes and feel great as you start the keto or carnivore diet!


* Be sure to talk to your care provider about your unique hydration needs.

Filtered Water

One of the best ways you can reduce your toxic load is to use a water filter! We use a Berkey Water Filter and LOVE it! I even take it when we travel! Shown in the video is the 3.5 gallon Berkey on a stand, with a stainless steel spigot. I use both charcoal and fluoride filters in mine (and no, my kids don’t have cavities!).

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Labor-Aid Rehydration Drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Cara
This rehydration drink is delicious, easy to make, and helps replenish liquid and essential electrolytes as your blood volume increases in pregnancy, during labor, and while breastfeeding. This can also be used (keto version) for the 'keto flu' that comes when transitioning to a low carb diet.


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup omit for keto or use stevia to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Filtered water as desired


  1. Using a 4-cup container, combine lemon juice, sweetener, and sea salt.
  2. Stir in baking soda, stirring down as it bubbles up.
  3. Store this concentrate in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  4. Dilute as desired for consumption; I like about 1/2 cup per 4 cups of filtered water.
Nutrition Facts
Labor-Aid Rehydration Drink
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 480mg20%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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