Getting Enough Water During Pregnancy

I am now in my third trimester of pregnancy.  Up until recently I have had no problems making sure I get the fluid intake required.  I have become slack. I always seem to start the day off right however somewhere in between I tend to lose focus. So how will I fix this? First of all I did a little research on fluid intake during pregnancy and looked for ways to help get myself more disciplined.

Starting today, I am setting a goal of having no less than 10 full glasses of water per day. Wish me luck!

Tips for water consumption during pregnancy

Here is what I learned in my research:
How much water intake should a woman have during pregnancy?  
Most professionals say a minimum of eight to twelve eight ounce glasses per day. More is required during hot weather and when doing physical exercise.

What other beverages besides plain water count as fluid intake? 
Milk, juices, as well as both de-caffeinated and caffeinated drinks. Having juices and caffeinated drinks are fine. However it is important to limit juices and soda because of its high sugar content and no more than twelve ounces daily of caffeinated drinks due to risk of miscarriage.
Myth: Caffeinated drinks cause dehydration!

How do pregnant women benefit from adequate fluid intake?
Getting the needed amount of fluids in pregnancy has shown to reduce the risk of developing hemorrhoids, bladder infections,  and constipation. 

Tips to help steer me back on the right path:

1. When waking up in the morning have one full glass of water.

2. Following each meal during the day drink two glasses of water.

3. Make water accessible.  My dear husband purchased a water cooler which we can keep on a table in our sitting room. More convenient since it means not having to go to the kitchen in order to have water. 

4. Add a piece of fruit to a glass of water for a little flavor. Slices of lemon, lime, oranges, or cucumber all work well.

5. Add ice to water. This will make it more refreshing especially in hotter weather.

6. After using the washroom have a glass of water. This helps replenish the body's system.

7. Eat more fruits and vegetables with a high water content. Watermelon, strawberries, peaches, cucumbers, and tomatoes all have high water content.

8. When having a fruit juice or caffeinated drink have one glass of water before and after.

9. Before starting any household chore drink a glass of water.

10. Add pieces of fruit or berries with water in ice cube trays and freeze. This way you have natural added flavor and also getting some fruit at the same time.

Tips for water consumption during pregnancy

My glass of water with an ice cube and slices of lime!
My first time trying this and it was quite tasty.

Are you also struggling or have struggled in the past with getting enough water during pregnancy?
Do you have any tips to offer?

Have a wonderful day :)

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12 September 2013 at 12:30 delete

Congratulations! love your tips about staying hydrated with enough fluid intake. And thanks for visiting me! Happily following you back through bloglovin. All the best to you:)~ Poppy

13 September 2013 at 09:33 delete

Congraluations! I have no chance to getting pregnant yet, but - we keep trying. Thank you for sharing this!

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13 September 2013 at 17:12 delete

I'm just not sure I could do it... that's a lot of water. I know you're supposed to have lots of water even when you're not pregnant - I did improve my eating and water drinking habits when I was pregnant, but I know it wasn't this awesome. I sure hope you do better than me! Congrats on your new little one to come!

And thanks for stopping by Seriously Kate. :) I'm your newest follower!


14 September 2013 at 02:49 delete

Hi Poppy!
Thank you for shopping by.
So nice to meet you :)
Have a great weekend!

14 September 2013 at 02:50 delete

Hi Joyce!
Nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by and following back.
Have a great weekend :)

14 September 2013 at 02:55 delete

Hi Kate!
I am doing much better these past few days. I continue to struggle with it though. It is so easy for me to get caught up in so many other things yet so hard to keep up with something so simple as drinking water.
Thank you for stopping by and following back.
Have a great weekend :)

16 September 2013 at 07:53 delete

Great post! I am 34 weeks now!

16 September 2013 at 11:54 delete

Water is so very good for you! A trick I used to help me was get an awesome water bottle that I loved and it seemed to help me! :-) Good luck, you can do it!

17 September 2013 at 07:53 delete

Hi Jennie!
Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! Hope all is well with you and baby.
Thank you for stopping by :)

17 September 2013 at 07:54 delete

Hi Jessica!
Thank you for stopping by and for your words of encouragement :)