What to Expect When Expecting: Hydration

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Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but it can come with unexpected hardships. From a debate about picking out the color of the room to being able to handle the cravings, you may find that it will throw you for a loop. However, in the midst of all that, staying hydrated is extra important during this time. Today, we invite you to join us, as we go over some helpful tips to keep you hydrated when expecting!

Before we begin, it is important to note that your overall recommended daily water intake will increase during the time that you are pregnant. Normally, you would only have to drink 8 glasses to stay hydrated, but when you’re expecting you should try to shoot for somewhere in the 12-13 glass range. Yes, we know that this is a big leap, but it is completely manageable, and once you see the benefits, you’ll be hooked.

Pregnancy multiplies almost everything that you are doing by two, and that includes using the bathroom. It’s gross, we know, but by keeping up with your water intake, you’ll find that you have a much easier time than if you didn’t have all that water. What’s more is that staying hydrated during pregnancy will help with headaches and fatigue, giving you the ability to take on whatever the day plans to throw your way.

So, to help you stay hydrated, we recommend setting out a timetable on how much water you want to drink by a certain time each day, and stick to it. If you plant to have 2 glasses down by 11 in the morning, try your best to keep up with it. You can make this easier by creating some infused water creations that are sure to please your taste buds, but overall, stick to the schedule. This, in combination with seeing the benefits, will result in you being on a vector towards perfect hydration for most of your pregnancy.

Hydrating properly may be an added challenge, but we would love to help. Give us a call today, and we can run you over a case of our fresh spring water—perfect for keeping both you and the baby happy, healthy, and hydrated!

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