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Water and Pregnancy

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While it is always a good idea to keep the body hydrated, there are certain times when changes in the body call for more water.  One of these times is during pregnancy. Water can be the answer to alleviating many side effects of pregnancy, aid in preparing the body for these physiological changes, and just overall make mommy and baby healthier.


Water is an important player in pregnancy. 

1. The fluid acts as the body transportation system, and carries nutrients through the blood to the baby.

2. Flushing out the system and diluting urine with water prevents urinary tract infections, which are common in  pregnancy.

3. To keep the body hydrated. Dehydration in pregnant women can be very serious. Hormones (got to love those hormones!) change the way women store water during pregnancy, so they begin to retain water, and drinking plenty of water combats that. Replacing that water will insure the unborn baby is protected within the womb.

The benefits of drinking water during pregnancy include healthier skin, less acne, washing away of unnecessary sodium, less chance for pre-term labor or miscarriage and better bowel movements. Drinking water can, believe it or not, also help prevent that nausea known as morning sickness, as doctors recommend drinking plenty of fluid between meals.

Drinking pure water is not only crucial for mother but the new baby as well. Contaminated water affects baby health and caused water-related disease.