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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 04:37 AM   1
golcarlilly
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Excessive thirst?


Is anyone finding they are thirsty all the time? I am super thirsty all day long and have a dry mouth and am waking up in the night drinking water too which is not helping my three trips a night for a wee habit!!

I am going to mention it to the mw at my appt this lunchtime (first one) but just wondered if it was a problem for anyone else?



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 04:54 AM   2
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Yeah I am having the same problem and I am really not a big drinker usually. I do know that you can get v thirsty with diabetes so I am a bit worried about that. I really hope it isn't that for both of us! I forgot to mention it to my Dr a couple of days ago so will be really keen to hear what yours says!!



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 05:18 AM   3
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I read that is is only rarely a sign of gestational diabetes (although a common one for 'ordinary diabetes') but I am still a bit worried! I have read that thirst is a common problem in pg though so lets keep our fingers crossed! I will post later and let you know what she says



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 05:20 AM   4
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Yeah i'm drinking about 5 pints of water a day. The strange thing is i'm not going to the loo much which make me think i'm holding it somewhere. When i first found out i was pregnant i was back and for to the loo all day in work now i'm lucky if i go 3 times.

Ahh well never mind.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 05:22 AM   5
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I read that is is only rarely a sign of gestational diabetes (although a common one for 'ordinary diabetes') but I am still a bit worried! I have read that thirst is a common problem in pg though so lets keep our fingers crossed! I will post later and let you know what she says
Really? That is a relief. Yeah I'll def keep my fingers crossed for us all! Good luck later.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 06:19 AM   6
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I've been more thirsty than normal too. I also read somewhere that it's a symptom of pg so I've not been too worried.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 07:45 AM   7
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Im very thirsty and dont usually drink very much but seem to be getting alot of apple juice down me



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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 08:44 AM   8
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MW confirmed that it is nothing to worry about and perfectly normal due to your bodies increased requirements, I also found the following:

During pregnancy, you need extra water because of the extra calories that you are consuming and the additional blood that is being produced. Water is used to make plasma, which is essential for making the 45% increase in blood you and your baby will need. It also helps make the amniotic fluid that cushions and surrounds your baby.

Good old H2O also can serve as a miracle elixir of sorts, helping to alleviate numerous discomforts. Sounds impossible, but you may feel better during your pregnancy by drinking more water. Drinking more water can ease some of the common discomforts that women experience during pregnancy-including headache, constipation, hemorrhoids, uterine cramping, heartburn, nausea, and bladder infections. Strange as it might seem, the more water you drink, the less likely that you'll retain that water. (That's great news if you're plagued by pudgy fingers and swollen ankles!)

Pregnant women should consume a minimum of 8 - 12 cups of water each day. Drinking water is the best way to meet the body's fluid needs. However, other food sources can be used to help supplement, such as fruit and vegetable juices, milk, and soup. Do not use tea, coffee, and soda to hydrate your body. They contain sodium and caffeine that can have a diuretic effect. This will then increase your water need.

Thirst is not a good indicator of water need. An easy test to see if you are drinking enough water is to check the color of your urine. Dark yellow urine should only be noticed with the first urination of the morning. The rest of the day your urine color should be pale yellow to clear in color. If not, then drink up!



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 09:09 AM   9
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Oh, I've been resisting the urge to drink tons of water. But I have been really really thirsty, especially today.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 09:20 AM   10
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Oh, I've been resisting the urge to drink tons of water. But I have been really really thirsty, especially today.
Resist no more!!!



 
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