Drinking enough water and staying hydrated while pregnant should be easy, but for me… they’re not. I am just about to enter into my 14th week of pregnancy and although many people find this to be the time where their annoying first trimester symptoms disappear, I am still stuck with mine. With nausea and vomiting going strong, staying hydrated has become the key focus for me. Dehydration is not a good state for anyone, especially for pregnant women, it causes a whole host of issues for me.
Getting dehydrated means my kidneys don’t work properly and I begin to make more kidney stones. This happened last week and I was also diagnosed with hydronephrosis of pregnancy, which I will explain later, but let’s just say that stuff is painful. Dehydration can cause issues far beyond kidney stones too, which can risk the health of your unborn baby and/or yourself. According to Fox News, preterm birth, psychological disorders, and brain disorders are all risks linked to severe dehydration in pregnancy. When you’re battling nausea and vomiting, it can become more difficult to ensure you’re keeping up with your fluids and even more important to make sure that you do for the safety of yourself and your child.
Here are 6 tricks that I use to help make sure I stay well-hydrated during pregnancy:
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