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How Much Water Should You Drink When You are Pregnant?

Big question: how much water should pregnant women drink?

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How Much Water Should You Drink When You are Pregnant?
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How Much Water Should You Drink When You are Pregnant?

Keeping yourself hydrated when you are pregnant is vital

Pregnant women need plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months. Many pregnant women wonder how much water they should drink each day, and why it is so important. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of drinking water when you are pregnant, and how much water you should drink in each trimester.

Why is drinking water essential when you are pregnant?

Water helps to keep all of your organs, muscles and tissues hydrated. When you are pregnant, drinking enough water will help your baby develop properly. Water is essential for the growth of your placenta, which nourishes the baby as it grows.

Drinking enough water during pregnancy can also help prevent headaches, kidney stones and constipation.

How much water should you drink in each trimester?

**First Trimester:** About 11 cups of water per day.

**Second Trimester:** 12 cups of water per day.

**Third Trimester:** 13 cups of water per day, plus an extra cup for every 20 minutes spent exercising outside (e.g., biking or running).

Symptoms of dehydration:

Thirst, dry mouth, increased urination, headache, dizziness and fatigue.

Dangers of dehydration when pregnant:

Dehydration can cause premature labor and delivery, low birth weight and other complications. It is important to drink plenty of water during pregnancy to stay hydrated and healthy.

How to drink more water:

Here are some useful tips to help you drink more water when you are pregnant:

There are many ways to make sure you are drinking enough water each day.

Some ideas include carrying a water bottle with you wherever you go, adding lemon or cucumber slices to your water, drinking herbal tea or eating plenty of fruits and vegetables which contain high levels of water.

Staying hydrated is essential for a healthy pregnancy – make sure you are drinking enough water!

Here are some delicious healthy infused water recipes to include in your diet:

Infused water recipe 1: Cucumber water

Ingredients:

Cucumbers, water.

Directions:

Thoroughly rinse the cucumbers and slice into thin pieces. Place the cucumber slices into a pitcher or glass jar and cover with cold water. Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight if possible.

Drink as is or strain the cucumbers if you don’t like pulp.

Infused water recipe #: Berry water

Ingredients:

Berries of your choice (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries), water.

Directions:

Thoroughly rinse the berries and place them into a pitcher or glass jar . Cover with cold water and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight if possible. Drink as is or strain the berries if you don’t like pulp.

Apple and cinnamon water

Ingredients:

Apples, cinnamon sticks, water.

Directions:

Thoroughly rinse the apples and slice them into thin pieces. Place the apple slices into a pitcher or glass jar and cover with cold water . Add two cinnamon sticks to infuse flavor . Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight if possible. Drink as is or strain the apples and cinnamon sticks if you don’t like pulp.

Lemon, lime and mint water

Ingredients:

Lemons, limes , fresh mint leaves, water .

Directions:

Thoroughly rinse the lemons and slice them into thin pieces. Place the lemon slices into a pitcher or glass jar and cover with cold water . Add fresh mint leaves for flavor (about six) .

Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight if possible. Drink as is or strain the lemons and mint leaves if you don’t like pulp.

Enjoy! Stay hydrated during your pregnancy by drinking plenty of infused water.

These recipes are healthy, delicious and will help keep you hydrated all day long . Pregnancy is a time when you need to be especially careful about your hydration levels, so drink up!

Water is essential for the growth of your placenta, which nourishes the baby as it grows. Drinking enough water during pregnancy can also help prevent headaches, kidney stones and constipation.

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