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5 weeks pregnant and insatiably thirsty...

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FeedMyFaceWithBattenberg Wed 12-Apr-17 19:09:42

I found out on Monday that I'm five weeks pregnant.
Besides nausea each morning, sore boobies and a headache the only other symptoms have is insatiable thirst... is this normal?
What can I do about it?
Thank you in advance!

Emeraude Wed 12-Apr-17 20:19:24

Normal. Drink water.

FeedMyFaceWithBattenberg Wed 12-Apr-17 20:22:35


I am drinking plenty thanks @Emeraude

MrsY87 Wed 12-Apr-17 21:01:39

I have this when I'm pregnant, you just have to drink plenty although I do find some drinks more thirst quenching than others for example v ice old sparkling water with some lemon slices in or weak squash rather than just plain water. I'm 18 weeks and easily drinking over 3 litres a day which makes for a lot of bathroom trips but you just get used to it!

helensburgh Wed 12-Apr-17 21:03:19

It's on of those symptoms never mentioned in rge books!

ktkaye Wed 12-Apr-17 21:07:20

Normal! For me it eased up in the second trimester. Be prepared for it to return three fold if you go on to breast feed! I drank litres every day.

haveacupoftea Wed 12-Apr-17 23:45:59

Yeah its the body forcing you to take on fluid for the extra blood stores I think.

AlfaMummy Wed 12-Apr-17 23:56:11

Normal, and as pp said, it increases again when breastfeeding. My DH now brings up 2 pints (of water!) for the night shift.

MabelTheCow Thu 13-Apr-17 08:21:08

Completely normal. Someone said to me it was to do with your body trying to dilute the hormones a bit too. I found that if I didn't drink enough, I would feel like utter crap and sometimes I'd start feeling unwell but a large glass of water or squash would make me feel better. Good luck

Phoebesmam2013 Thu 13-Apr-17 08:56:44

I had this at the beginning and found the colder the better so turned to ice lollies and they worked great!

Jem2013scout Thu 13-Apr-17 14:58:48

I'm 8+1 and exactly the same - just can't get enough water at the minute! Like @haveacupoftea said, I've read it's your bodies way of getting extra fluids to make the extra blood we both need! smile Congrats!

Jessiecat27 Thu 13-Apr-17 18:04:22

Nearly ten weeks and I agree with the ice lollies! Or iced water/juice whatever you can stand! I'm constantly drinking water!

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