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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 15:36 PM   1
Jessica214
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Not drinking enough water??


Ive been worried lately about what lack of water can do to the baby. Im the type of person who doesnt drink a lot of fluids normally and now that im pregnant i do drink more but not sure if its enough. Can this cause the baby to get less fluid or have less amniotic fluid?? or just harm the baby in general???



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 15:46 PM   2
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Hey

I am not a big drinker either. Never have been! I have a cuppa in the morning, a small drink in the day (say squash) then a couple of cuppas in the evening!

Bubs will get water from your food too. I try to drink a bit more now but I still have sickness episodes so I cannot always stomach too much liquid!

I don't know if it will harm the baby as it will get water from your food too and I think you would feel really thirsty if ur body was crying out for water. I think keep well hydrated can also help with your skin and its elasticity so stretch marks maybe fewer or not at all!

Sorry I can't say for def if it makes much diff, just wanted you to know you are not the only one who doesn't drink a lot of fluid!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 15:46 PM   3
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Ive never heard it can, but the baby will take any water you drink first so not drinking much will leave you feeling really rubbish!

Im the same...I hardly drink...have to force myself unless im uber thisty!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 15:53 PM   4
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I barely drink any water anyway, but I do try!
I think if you really needed the water your body would let you know.
Just drink as much as you can x



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 16:03 PM   5
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Me neither never have been much of a drinker.I dont think it harms the baby to be honest my last baby was fine and she had lots of fluid around her.



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 16:20 PM   6
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Drink when you are thirsty...don't worry about it. I only drink when I am thirsty, and don't forget, their is water in almost everything we eat!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 16:25 PM   7
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thanks ladies! I feel a lot better knowing im not the only one! Never thought about the water in my food! huH! thanks again!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 16:31 PM   8
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You need water more during pregnancy than regularly. If you wait until you are thirsty that means you are already slightly dehydrated. I found this info in a quick online search:

How is water good for your body and your baby?

* By flushing out your system, it helps get rid of unnecessary sodium and prevents Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
* It hydrates your body; pregnancy hormones are making you retain water and drinking more water helps fight that.
* Water facilitates the flow of nutrients through the blood to the baby.
* Did you know that the amniotic sack replenishes itself every hour, using approximately a cup of water stored in the mother’s body? This protects the baby, so help keep the sack wet!
* Your blood volume doubles and thickens during the eighth month of pregnancy; drink water to prevent hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
* You’ll have healthier skin and less acne.
* Drinking eight glasses of water a day helps prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. Trust us, you want to prevent this.
* Drinking water may alleviate morning sickness (NVP).
* Drinking water during your third trimester helps prevent premature birth.

It came from http://www.pregnancy-info.net/benefits_water.html



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 16:35 PM   9
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It's funny how differently our bodies all react to pregnancy! I am a big water drinker normally, and I feel way thirstier than normal when I'm pregnant. I crave water by the litre!



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2010, 17:10 PM   10
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I've found that if I MAKE myself drink quite a bit of water, I actually want more! I get more thirsty the more I drink, maybe you could try that. I do drink a lot of water, so I can say it doesn't make acne any better



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