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???
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!
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.
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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