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How much water are you drinking?!

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Findingthisdifficult1234 Thu 04-Dec-14 08:30:01

Hello there! Currently 11 weeks pregnant. And been worrying maybe I don't drink enough. Been feeling very sick and nausea these last few weeks, I don't enjoy drinking anything at all. It all makes me feel sick except fizzy stuff like cola and Pepsi?! I have been trying not to drink these though as I know they must be bad for baby. I try to drink water but can only take sips, it says all this stuff online to drink 2 litres of water a day?! I definitely am not drinking that! It says it can affect amniotic fluid if you don't. I'm really quite worried now! Stupid google! So--- are you drinking 2 litres a day ??????!!

onelifeonechance Thu 04-Dec-14 08:36:55

I'm 9 weeks and finding it hard to drink too! Don't fancy anything!! Forcing myself to drink some water but I'm nowhere near 2 litres so watching this thread with interest smile

Congrats btw and let's hope the nausea bogs off soon!

Jodie1982 Thu 04-Dec-14 08:52:45

I don't drink that much water either, I drink juice, odd glass of water here n there, a cup of tea or coffee if I fancy one, but I do eat mugs of ice throughout the day, it's my craving, I bloody love the stuff! grin

Jo 29+5.

Findingthisdifficult1234 Thu 04-Dec-14 08:53:27

It's really hard to drink alot isn't it! So frustrating as want to be as healthy as possible!!!
Congratulations to you too smile

Zahrah5 Thu 04-Dec-14 09:36:40

Great topic.

I was always drinking very little, some days only tea and coffee, almost no water unless I went to my dance class.

I was not very much nauseated in early preganacy, however in second trimester I was having pain the the back of my neck and migraine type of headaches daily several times, some days I even vomited from that.

Then I read up dehydration and how dangerous it is in pregnancy, especially related to preterm birth (my current scare).

So this is what is working or me so far.

I have pregnancy app on my iphone which tracks your liquids intake.
Everytime you drink a glass you tap on the glass and it counts them and tells you how many glasses you still have to drink on that day. It is set on 10 glasses per day.

This worked great for me, I didnt even realized how dehydrated I must have been before, unless you track it you would never know.

And my migraines and tiredness dissappeared, I am doing it for a week now and didnt have headaches ones, I feel much better, more vital, less tired.

Findingthisdifficult1234 Thu 04-Dec-14 09:55:11

Oooh ill download the app! Thankyou!

Teeste Thu 04-Dec-14 10:08:05

I have a SodaStream that uses 1L bottles, so I fizz up 2 of those a day and drink it with squash, usually. Plain water is so boring! I also seem to be developing a thing for lemonade / 7Up with ice. Trouble is, I drink most of it in the afternoons and evenings and end up being woken up by my bladder at 3AM every night <sigh>

butterbeerfloat Thu 04-Dec-14 10:12:17

I've been drinking loads throughout but that's just because I'm in the habit of drinking a lot since using it as a method to produce more CM whilst TTC.

But wanted to say try and drink all you can, but you can also get extra hydration from watery foods like cucumber, lettuce and other salad bits, juicey fruits, soups, doesn't have to just be water if that's hard to get down smile

Marshpillow Thu 04-Dec-14 10:42:52

Would you be happy having weak squash? When I was in the sickness stage, water would make me gag so I would drink like 3 litres of weak squash a day instead. I'm now 23+5 and I still don't really like water, despite loving it before I got pregnant.

teejayem Thu 04-Dec-14 10:51:22

I went mad for sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime in it, bit more interesting than water and the lemon rally helped with my nausea early on. I'm 14 weeks now and I still have a fizzy water and lemon next to my bed for night sipping smile I tried to drink about a litre and a half a day, but some days didn't manage it. I found fruit juice made me really bloated. Ocean Spray do a nice raspberry and cranberry squash which I have in the evenings too.

SoEmbarrassingIveNameChanged Thu 04-Dec-14 10:54:30

I'm 25 weeks and wasn't drinking enough, ended up with really bad constipation! Drink lots, you might regret it when you need a poo!

Gudgyx Thu 04-Dec-14 11:17:44

I wasnt drinking anywhere near enough to start! Was getting horrible headaches though, so I called the midwife and she said try and aim for 3 litres a day, anything more than 2 was plenty.

So from about 15 weeks I've been drinking 3 litres a day. I drink it all at work, so have a 2 litre bottle on my desk constantly, and drink a bottle and a half a day. It goes into a small plastic cup so goes down rather quickly! I'm 26+5 so used to doing it now.

Headaches just about disappeared completely too!

Findingthisdifficult1234 Thu 04-Dec-14 14:54:03

Okay I'm definitely going to have to make more effort to drink more! I do not want constipation!
Think ill try the fizzy water and lemon!
I've gone completely off squash!
Thanks lots everyone!

Snowmonkey77 Sat 06-Dec-14 08:46:10

I found that early in pregnancy tap water at normal temp would make me gag (could smell the chlorine etc) and totally agree that fizzy water from the fridge really helps. Similar effect to the cola but without the sugar and chemicals.

RetroHippy Sat 06-Dec-14 14:17:14

Didn't drink much in early pregnancy, I've never been great at remembering to drink enough. Now I'm 33 weeks and soooo thirsty! I've taken a pint glass into work and try to drink a pint before and after lunch. Then I get home and drink another two or three pints. If I don't I feel a bit rubbish and get really bad BH.

It does get easier just because your body will start to crave more fluid as it needs it.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Dec-14 16:41:59

I've been drinking loads.

I always had a glass on the go before I was pregnant though. Never been one of those people who can go hours (or indeed a single hour) without having a drink.

RainyLion Sat 06-Dec-14 17:01:34

Hmm I'm 8 weeks and I definitely don't drink enough water, I never have. It's been my main New Years resolution every year and always fail!
Must. Try. Harder

applecore0317 Sun 07-Dec-14 23:05:06

I am a weird one a d would actually rather drink water on its own that any other soft drink, not a fan of juice or fizzy drinks.

I easily drink more than 2 litres a day and still suffer from constipation, but water does help it, along with the prune, pear and apple smoothie I have in the evenings and you definitely don't want to be constipated... not fun

Pipbin Sun 07-Dec-14 23:11:30

I've been lucky with not having much sickness so far. I'm drinking about 3 pints of water alongside tea. Still thirsty though.

MaltedMilkBiscuits Mon 08-Dec-14 11:10:37

I drink loads! In the beginning I could only really manage fizzy drinks too so I made up sugar free squash with fizzy water. Really cold with lots of ice. Still meant I was drinking water but it felt like a Fanta or something!

donkir Mon 08-Dec-14 11:22:27

I'm 31 weeks and am getting better at drinking as ended up in hospital at 26 weeks with a bad UTI mainly caused by me not drinking enough and flushing out the old wee.
I have to force myself to drink (I'd rather eat) but I really don't want to end up in hospital again.

Gudgyx Mon 08-Dec-14 11:26:51

wee tip as well, freezing cold water might taste better, but drinking it that little bit warmer, maybe about room temp, is better. Your body tries to flush out really cold water quickly, so you'll be peeing loads! A bit warmer means less frequent bathroom visits :p

Elledouble Mon 08-Dec-14 11:27:41

I drink 3 litres or more of water a day anyway, but I did find when I was really nauseous that fizzy drinks tended to take the edge off. I think they're fine, to be honest - as long as you're drinking. I'm drinking loads of fizzy water at the moment to try to deal with my wicked indigestion, it's a bit more 'interesting' than plain water so might suit?

lozzy1982 Mon 08-Dec-14 11:36:28

Im 24 weeks now and during the first 14 weeks like you i could barely touch water. Completely off the stuff. As alternatives i drank elderflower juice and fresh orange juice which will satisfy your sweet tooth and loads of semi skimmed milk. As long as you are getting some fluid u will be fine.

lozzy1982 Mon 08-Dec-14 11:36:28

Im 24 weeks now and during the first 14 weeks like you i could barely touch water. Completely off the stuff. As alternatives i drank elderflower juice and fresh orange juice which will satisfy your sweet tooth and loads of semi skimmed milk. As long as you are getting some fluid u will be fine.

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