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drinking too much ...

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emilygremily Sat 19-Mar-16 18:56:20

Is it possible to drink too much? Water is the only thing which is settling my stomach but I don't want to drink to much if it is damaging sad I may just be being over emotional nearly 8weeks

SpecialStains Sat 19-Mar-16 19:11:32

It is technically possible to drink too much water, but I'm sure you are within perfectly fine limits. Water is very good for you, and may help stop the lovely pregnancy side effects of constipation and UTIs. I drink lots of water with ice as it helps with nausea and hypersalivation (no one ever talks about that pregnancy symptom - I'm sure I cant be the only one!).

How much are you drinking a day?

emilygremily Sat 19-Mar-16 19:27:33

Averaging about 4 litres a day smile it literally is the only thing which makes me feel better, and I have not been constipated by I do dribble more ;)

Dixiechick17 Sat 19-Mar-16 19:41:26

Your kidneys go into overdrive when pregnant as your body is working hard to grow the baby, so you actually need a bit more water than you usually would anyway smile I drank loads

SpecialStains Sat 19-Mar-16 20:19:06

I think four litres over the course of a day is fine. In one hour might be a bit much, but over a day shouldn't be a problem. Double check with midwife/practice nurse if you are worried (don't just take advice from the internet), and if you get any of the following symptoms (copied and pasted from the internet) then get proper medical advice.

Hyponatremia signs and symptoms may include:

Nausea and vomiting
Headache
Confusion
Loss of energy and fatigue
Restlessness and irritability
Muscle weakness, spasms or cramps
Seizures
Coma

But I'm sure you'll be fine! Best of luck with your pregnancy. smile

KayTee87 Sun 20-Mar-16 21:25:46

Your kidneys can produce around half a litre of urine an hour on average so as long as you're not drinking more than half a litre every hour I'm sure you will be fine. Ive been drinking 3/4 litres a day since I was about 4 weeks.
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