Dehyrdation ...

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  1. Ablaski17

    Ablaski17 mommy to a little girl<3

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    This is going to sound so dumb but how do you know if your dehydrated ?
     
  2. 2ndtimeluckyX

    2ndtimeluckyX Well-Known Member

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    i get headaches!

    you really need to drink, drink, drink when you're preggas
     
  3. RoxyRoo

    RoxyRoo Mummy to two <3

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    Your wee will be really dark. I get bad headaches too.
     
  4. Broody1976

    Broody1976 Well-Known Member

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    Yup - headaches for me too. I'm going through about 4 litres of water a day at least. Downside is I'm weeing ALL THE BLOODY TIME!!!!

    I try to not drink after 8pm so that I'm not up through the night but sometimes I'm so thirsty I just can't help it.
     
  5. pcake

    pcake Mummy to our pork chop!

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    I read a leaflet yesterday that said if ur thirsty,ur already dehydrated, so u need to stop urself getting thirsty.

    I carry a big 1.5 litre bottle with me all the time, and fill it up when it gets empty. Doing that iv noticed i drink loads more- maybe 4 or 5 of those bottles a day.
     
  6. Maze

    Maze Expecting 4th, 2 Angels

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    True dehydration that needs to be treated by medical intervention can be told by the colour beneath your nails (dark is not good) chapped lips, a reddish hue to your skin, and most importantly there will be a white-greyish coating on your tongue. It is very important to go to the hospital if you're brought to this level due to vomiting/not being able to drink.
     
  7. cait

    cait Well-Known Member

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    thirst, dry skin, low energy, dark urine and headaches. Take care! x
     
  8. LucyintheSky

    LucyintheSky Mom of Two!

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    Headaches, fatigue, dizziness, dark urine (if you're drinking enough water it should be very light-almost clear)
     
  9. BrEeZeY

    BrEeZeY stay at home wifey&&momma

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    any tips for ways to keeping your self hydrated? i hate plain water unless im really hot!
    ive heard that if you press your finger to your fore arm and ur skin turns whiter/lighter where the pressure was applied, u are dehydrated but who knows ....
     
  10. aley28

    aley28 2 boys & a girl <3

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    I figure, if you're drinking less than 64oz of water per day, you can just kind of assume that you're a bit dehydrated. And more water than that is really better, especially when you're pregnant.

    As for getting enough water... I drink water from a 16oz glass. I try to have a minimum of four per day (equalling 64oz), and more is definitely better. If plain water is hard for you to drink, there are flavorings and things that you can add to it that may make it more bearable. I just had a friend telling me about this stuff called Mio... its zero calories and you add a few drops to your water and it tastes nice. There's a few different flavors of that... but even if you drink 64oz of lemonade per day, its better than not drinking anything at all. Juice does count towards your water amount.
     

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