How much water should a pregnant lady drink

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How much water should a pregnant lady drink

We all are well aware of the importance of water in life. However, the importance of water even increases when you are pregnant. During pregnancy, one has to be extra careful about their diet and the fitness. It is very necessary to stay hydrated during pregnancy. When we get tired and feel out of breath, we usually run out for water. Thus, any extra labour done by the body requires extra water. Thus, during pregnancy, it becomes utmost important for the would-be mother who is carrying that extra baby bump weight, to drink sufficient water for herself and for the good development of the baby. On an average, a person should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water per day. While for a pregnant lady, the requirement of the water increases to 10-12 glasses per day. (Also read: Rules one must follow to do exercise safely during pregnancy)

What are the benefits of water during pregnancy?
Make sure you always drink clean and hygienic water to ensure the good health of the baby. If you are not accessible to clean and filtered water, try to boil the water and then drink it. There are immense benefits of water during pregnancy.

Water is the medium of transport inside the womb. It carries essential nutrients and minerals from mother’s body to the baby. Thus, a good amount of water is necessary for the healthy growth of the child. (Also read: How to reduce tummy after cesarean delivery)

Drinking a good amount of water helps to maintain the body temperature which usually rises, during pregnancy. It creates a lot of heat inside the body of the mother. Thus, one should eat enough water for the regulation of body temperature.

We all know that drinking water helps to keep the skin healthy and glowing. Consumption of water helps to keep the skin hydrated. Drinking a good amount of water helps to keep the skin soft, fresh and nourished.

Swelling and puffiness are one of the common phenomena during pregnancy. Drinking a lot of water helps to prevent the swelling. It even prevents the problem of bloating in the stomach.

Drinking a good amount of water helps in excreting out the waste from the body. It helps to prevent the problem of constipation in pregnant women. (Also read: What are the causes of pimples during pregnancy and how to treat them)

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