Here's a homemade version of the familiar drink of athletes--gatorade--without extra ingredients you can't pronounce. It provides carbohydrates, electrolytes, and minerals to help keep your body chemistry balanced. I've heard this is also good during labor when you need to drink, hence the title.
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup honey
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1-2 calcium tablets, crushed
Add enough water to make one quart
You can add an additional eight ounces of water for a milder flavor, or you can flavor this blend with your favorite juice.