Are you tired , fatigued , Constipated, Swollen ????? These are just a few signals that your body may be giving you to up your water intake .
Yes I know …. drinking enough water can be a royal pain in the ass ! It’s bad enough having to pee while pregnant every 10 minutes with out the water let alone every 5 when drinking it ; but it does do your body and baby good .
Drink water helps flush toxins and waste from your body , baby and cells . It combats dry itchy skin , constipation , fatigue and swelling . Drinking water also prevents bladder infections , hemorrhoids , pre term labor , preeclampsia and miscarriage . Staying hydrated aids with your increased blood supply and baby’s amniotic fluid as well as helps increase breast milk production when breastfeeding .
To stay plenty hydrated try for 8-12 oz glasses 8 x per day – A good way that some of my clients stay hydrated is to drink one 12 oz glass every hour throughout the day . Also I have been drinking Alkaline water with a higher PH such as Qure for better absorption .
Some tricks to make the water a bit more interesting …
Water and lemon
Water with some pomegranate juice
my summer favorite .. Water , fresh lemon , mint and cucumber slices
water and mint
water with grapefruit
Water with orange and mint
Water with frozen mixed berries