What Water Intake You Really Need When Pregnant

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How much is enough? What water intake you really need when pregnant and why?

How much is enough? What water intake you really need when pregnant and why?

When you’re pregnant its more important than ever to keep your fluid up. Its recommended that you drink 8-12 glasses of water a day, or 2.3 litres*. It’s water that helps your body absorb through your bloodstream all the good stuff you put in into it into (think all those healthy foods you’ve been munching on and prenatal vitamins) to travel to the placenta and provide nutrients for your baby.

There’s a bunch of other reasons why staying hydrated is hugely important when pregnant and why you actually need more water than the average non-pregnant person.

Did you know staying hydrated in pregnancy helps:

  • form amniotic fluid
  • increase healthy digestion
  • reduce swelling
  • boosts energy
  • prevent constipation and haemorrhoids
  • reduce risk of preterm labour and preterm birth
  • reduce risk of UTI
  • flush out toxins

If your trips to the bathroom are frequent and your urine is pale or colourless, your drinking is on track but if you struggle to get enough water into your system, here’s some ideas:

  1. Enjoy some water fruit infusions! You can add fruits such as watermelon, limes, lemons, blueberries and herbs such as mint to make water more interesting. Our Tea Infuser Bottle is perfect for this.
  2. Try to avoid caffeine as it will dehydrate you. Nurtur Tea blends are all caffeine-free so you can enjoy these delicious pregnancy safe teas as much as you like either iced or hot. They certainly are Australia's best pregnancy tea.
  3. Avoid gulping a lot of water at once. It’s best to sip steadily throughout the day to prevent dehydration and that feeling of being uncomfortably full.
  4. If exercising be sure to increase your fluid intake and have sips of water before, during and after.
  5. If you carry a refillable water bottle wherever you go you're more likely to keep drinking and stay hydrated.

Remember, you want to do the best you can to avoid feeling thirsty. Feeling thirsty is often a sign your body dehydrated. Enjoy tea for pregnancy is a fantastic way to stay hydrated for you and baby, 

*However, it really varies depending on body type, how active you are and so much more. It’s why we recommend for you to have a chat with your health practitioner if you have any concerns.


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