How Much Water Should I Drink During Pregnancy?
We all know water is a necessary part of our daily intake. Since every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to survive, it’s no surprise that water makes up 60% of your total body weight.
Now that you’re pregnant, you may be wondering just how much water a pregnant woman needs to drink. The Office on Women’s Health recommends that pregnant women drink about 10 cups, or 2.4 liters of water per day. If you are breastfeeding, your recommended water intake is up to 13 cups, or 3.1 liters of fluid per day.
If you’re not a fan of drinking water, you can try these alternative ways to “drink” by eating
1 Cup Watermelon/Cantaloupe = 5 oz water
1 Medium Pear = 4.5 oz water
1 Cup Strawberry = 4.5 oz water
1 Medium orange = 4 oz water
1 Cup Chicken soup = 6 oz water
Keeping up on your fluids is like basic maintenance and prevention for your body. It helps prevent UTI’s, constipation, and hemorrhoids (some of pregnancy’s common miserable sidekicks). It can also help with headaches, fatigue, swelling, and overheating.
This fun water bottle can make tracking your daily water goals a little more enjoyable. How do you track your water consumption to stay on track? I'd love to hear your ideas below!