Drinking plenty of water during pregnancy can help
you to keep pregnancy related health issues at bay. Read on to know more about
the benefits of drinking adequate amount of water during
If you are
pregnant, then the best drink for you is water! There are other fluids also,
like milk, fruit and vegetable juices, soups etc, – they are all great choices.
But water is the best because you can enjoy numerous benefits drinking plenty
of water during pregnancy.
Water eases the absorption of essential
nutrients into the cells and tissues. It transports vitamins, trace elements,
minerals, and hormones to the blood cells, which then reach the
placenta. It allows the flow of hormones throughout the body thus
making sure there is no imbalance of hormones your body when you are
Water Helps to Lubricate
lubricates the thick cushion-like endometrium that nourishes the embryo. It
also stimulates circulation around the embryo enhancing its quality. When the
embryo grows and transform into a whole body, it would need a deep swimming
pool to nestle in. Water helps in maintaining this amniotic fluid balance
making sure your baby is happy and healthy. Water
Helps to Remove the Toxins
Due to physical
changes, hormonal changes, and intake of iron supplements, the bowel movements
in a pregnant woman get sluggish. Water allows the solid wastes to move
speedily through yours and your baby’s digestive path, and prevents you
constipation and indigestion
during pregnancy. Water also dissolves the waste products and helps
flush them from the kidneys, thus detoxifies the body and keeps the baby clean
Water Helps to Beat the
Your body becomes hotter when you are
pregnant, and water acts as a cooling system running smoothly even when your
temperature is high outside dispersing excess heat in the form of sweat. It is
also dangerous for the baby if your inner temperature is high, so cool yourself
down with water and keep heat stroke and exhaustion at
Water Prevents Skin Problems during
Drink more water to keep your skin
hydrated, smooth and glowing. Pregnancy hormones can riddle your face with pimples.
Increase your water intake to relieve the discomfort of pimples, dry, itchy or
scratchy skin and get a clear complexion.
Helps to Avoid Swelling
Water-weight is a myth;
reality is that drinking plenty of water controls excessive water retention.
Water keeps the liquid flowing in your body instead of accumulating in one
place and thus prevents you from edema and being a puffy mom. Water flushes out
the sodium, minimizing the swelling. Drinking water also prevents you from overeating,
thus you can control your excessive weight gain.
Dehydration during pregnancy causing
headaches, cramps, dizziness,
and nausea is very common in pregnant women. If you keep yourself hydrated with
plenty of water, these complications can be easily avoided.
Water Helps to Avoid Urinary Tract
tract infections are common in pregnant women. You can prevent it by
diluting yourself with plenty of water. You can check the colour of urine and
understand if you need more water. If the colour of urine is not normal i.e.
amber or light yellow, or if the colour is dark yellow, then you must increase
your water intake to prevent infections.
Water Enhances Breast Milk
Drink plenty of water to produce adequate
breast milk and keep it flowing properly.With so many advantages,
water is the best drink for you during pregnancy. Now you have to keep yourself
hydrated for two, so you need to drink at least 3 liters (10-12 glasses) of
water every day. The best way is to fill three 1 liter bottles of water and
finish them by the end of the day.
much water should be consumed by pregnant women? Which health issues can be
prevented during pregnancy by drinking plenty of water? Can too much of water
intake during pregnancy prove fatal? Discuss
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- The Indiaparenting Team