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Bone Broth For Labor & Postpartum

During labour, chicken bone broth can be easily consumed and provides you with energy without making you feel heavy and sluggish. The gelatin content is said to ease nausea and it is considered a “clear liquid”, so if you have been advised not to eat for whatever reason, this one is still on the menu!


Some of the benefits of bone broth:


Gelatin, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid:


After 40+ weeks of pregnancy, your joints, tendons, ligaments and also your skin have been thoroughly tested. The above help your body restore, heal and strengthen.


Calcium, magnesium, silica, iron, phosphorus, amino acids:


Packed with minerals that are readily absorbed by your body, these are of immense importance to your overall wellbeing and postpartum recovery.


Liver tonic:


With you blood volume increased by 50%, pregnancy is tough on your liver as it filters for two. After birth, your liver works hard to return your body to a balanced state.


Electrolytes:


Chicken bone broth is fantastic for both labor and postpartum time periods. You often loose a lot of fluids during labor. Blood, sweat, amniotic fluid, and urine pull electrolytes from your system. Chicken bone broth can help replace those lost nutrients in an easy to consume and digest 'clear liquid' form. This means those receiving an epidural are able to enjoy this delicious treat as well.



1 onion, quartered or 1 leak, roughly chopped


2 to 3 Garlic Cloves, crushed


Fresh herbs (I like parsley and rosemary)


Salt to taste


Filtered or bottled water


Directions:


Put all ingredients into the stock pot or slow cooker, cover with water.


For the slow cooker: set on low for 24 hours.


If cooking on a hob: bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for a minimum of 5 hours, the longer the better.


When finished, strain through a metal sieve and fill into bottles, glass jars or freeze.



Some of the benefits of bone broth:


Gelatin, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid:


After 40+ weeks of pregnancy, your joints, tendons, ligaments and also your skin have been thoroughly tested. The above help your body restore, heal and strengthen.


Calcium, magnesium, silica, iron, phosphorus, amino acids:


Packed with minerals that are readily absorbed by your body, these are of immense importance to your overall wellbeing and postpartum recovery.


Liver tonic:


With you blood volume increased by 50%, pregnancy is tough on your liver as it filters for two. After birth, your liver works hard to return your body to a balanced state.


Electrolytes:


During labour, you lose a large amount of fluid. There’s blood, sweat, amniotic fluid and urine. Your body is also preparing to make breastmilk to feed baby. Chicken bone broth effectively rehydrates your body.

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