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Don't forget fluids

Discussion in 'General Pregnancy Chat' started by Love, May 15, 2017.

  1. Love

    Love New Member

    When you are pregnant, your body needs even more water to stay hydrated and support the life inside you. Water also helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, excessive swelling, and urinary tract or bladder infections. Not getting enough water can lead to premature or early labor.

    The Institute of Medicine recommends that pregnant women drink about 10 cups of fluids daily. Water, juices, coffee, tea, and soft drinks all count toward your fluid needs. But keep in mind that some beverages are high in sugar and "empty" calories. A good way to tell if your fluid intake is okay is if your urine is pale yellow or colorless and you rarely feel thirsty. Thirst is a sign that your body is on its way to dehydration. Don't wait until you feel thirsty to drink.

    https://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/youre-pregnant-now-what/staying-healthy-and-safe
     
  2. Charm

    Charm Member

    Is it safe to drink coffee during pregnancy?
     
  3. Love

    Love New Member

    @Charm - According to research, moderate amounts of caffeine appear to be safe during pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has stated that moderate means less than 200 milligrams per day, the amount in about one or two cups of coffee — to be safe during pregnancy. Ask your doctor whether drinking a limited amount of caffeine is okay for you.
     
  4. Charm

    Charm Member

    Thanks! Will keep this is mind :D
     
  5. Love

    Love New Member

    My pleasure! Also, caffeine is not only found in coffee but also in tea, soda, chocolate, and even some over-the-counter medications that relieve headaches. So, be aware of what you consume. :)
     
  6. Charm

    Charm Member

    Thank you for your tips @Love :)
     

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