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Drink ample water during pregnancy!

Drink ample water during pregnancy!

It is always beneficial to drink abundance of water throughout the day and it is particularly important for pregnant women to drink lots of water. During pregnancy your vital organs require water to function properly and to cope with the demands of your changing body. Water is an essential component of breastmilk and good for lactation also.

How much water should you drink?

While pregnant, you will need to drink extra water than normal course; you should try to drink about 10-12 glasses of water in a day and you will require more during summers or if you are exercising. Do not let yourself feel thirsty, keep drinking water at regular intervals.

Do other drinks could be a part of fluid intake?

However, water is the best choice in terms of health benefits. Fruit juices are always a good source of vitamins and minerals but try to avoid juices with added sugars and additives. Try decaffeinated versions as these are better for your baby.

Why is it crucial to drink water during pregnancy?

  • Most importantly, it reduces the risk of dehydration, constipation and hemorrhoids.
  • During pregnancy water acts as the transport system for carrying essential nutrients for the baby.
  • Water intake also helps to reduce water retention; which is responsible for swelling in the limbs.
  • Lower down the risk of premature birth or miscarriage.
  • It can reduce the feelings of nausea or morning sickness.
  • Lower down the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

What if You don’t like plain water during pregnancy ?

Although water contains no calories or additives and has a wide range of benefits. Still, if you don’t like the taste of water, which is common to happen during pregnancy when your taste for specific things changes, do not worry, drink plain water whenever possible, otherwise try adding a wedge of lime; you can also choose a sugar-free cordial and don’t make it too strong.

Interesting? How water can become such an important part of pregnancy! Share this with your friend who is pregnant, help her with a healthy pregnancy!

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