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Is it really that necessary... Blessed93 Due September 15; Houston, Tx, United States 69 posts
10th Feb '14

Is it really that necessary to drink so much water while pregnant and why?

TeenTubby 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New Jersey 810 posts
10th Feb '14

Well you always want to be as hydrated as possible while pregnant. And I'm not quite sure but I think drinking more water helps with your amniotic fluid...

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 105463 posts
10th Feb '14

You're growing a human. I mean, you need at least 8 8 oz glasses a day when not pregnant

user banned 1 child; California 4565 posts
10th Feb '14

To keep yourself hydrated....

mumof2boys85 3 kids; australia, vi, Asia/Pacific Region 817 posts
10th Feb '14

I'm sure dehydration can bring on early labor. Also generally you will feel better, it can cause dizziness and fainting. 

Ellie Goulding 1 child; London, --, United Kingdom 4769 posts
10th Feb '14

http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/water-education/w...
Yes, you need to drink a metric shit ton of water. Your baby needs it and so do you.

"Amniotic fluid alone needs to replenish itself every hour by using roughly a cup of water stored in the body. Replacing that water will ensure the fetus is protected within the womb."

CircleK 1 child; 1 angel baby; Federal Way, WA, United States 12033 posts
status 10th Feb '14

Pregnancy increases blood flow. Your body is made up of approximately 80% water. Not drinking water causes a lot of issues when pregnant. However, if you don't want to increase your water uptake, that is completely your call. No one can force you to do something you don't want to do.

Blessed93 Due September 15; Houston, Tx, United States 69 posts
10th Feb '14

Quoting The Great Deku Tree:

Yes, you need to drink a metric shit ton of water. Your baby needs it and so do you.

"Amniotic fluid alone needs to replenish itself every hour by using roughly a cup of water stored in the body. Replacing that water will ensure the fetus is protected within the womb."



Thank you, Im not really used to having to drink water, And when i do drink it its because i force myself to do so. But i dont want to hurt my baby so i will just have to suck it up and drink it. 

☃ ❄ ☃ ~, FL, United States 68360 posts
status 10th Feb '14

There are flavored waters you can make or mixes you can buy.

Blessed93 Due September 15; Houston, Tx, United States 69 posts
10th Feb '14

Quoting ๖ۣۜʍɑkɑnɑni:
There are flavored waters you can make or mixes you can buy.


Thank you, i will look into them.

TeenTubby 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New Jersey 810 posts
10th Feb '14

Quoting Blessed93:

Thank you, i will look into them.



Just make sure they aren't super sugary!

user banned 1 child; California 4565 posts
10th Feb '14

I hate drinking water but recently I've gotten into infusing my water with fruit! Strawberries lemons cucumber(not a fruit but still tasty lol)

Blessed93 Due September 15; Houston, Tx, United States 69 posts
10th Feb '14

Quoting 1stTimeBabyMaker:
I hate drinking water but recently I've gotten into infusing my water with fruit! Strawberries lemons cucumber(not a fruit but still tasty lol)


How do you do that?

user banned 1 child; California 4565 posts
11th Feb '14

Quoting Blessed93:

How do you do that?


I get a jug of water and cut up the fruit in slices they throw it in the water and let it sit in the fridge to cool. After about 3 hrs you should be able to taste it. I have learned though with lemons don't let it sit for longer than 2 days or it will just taste like the peel lol

LylaAndCrissysMommy 2 kids; New Jersey 455 posts
11th Feb '14

Quoting Blessed93:
Is it really that necessary to drink so much water while pregnant and why?


not drinking enough water can cause preterm labor, and other problems. for the baby and your health. The baby will take everything out of you.