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Old 06-13-2006, 07:11 AM   #1
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How much water are you drinking?

I read a while back that you should drink 1 1/2-2 liters of water a day (while pregnant), but my midwife says 3. For the last 5 days I have been trying to reach that quota, and doing pretty well. Up to now I was probably only drinking 1 1/2. I don't drink anything else (often), but I would only drink water when I was thirsty. I was just wondering what your doctors or midwives suggested?

 
Old 06-13-2006, 07:37 AM   #2
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

My doctor didn't say anything at all about drinking, but then again, she didn't say anything at all about lifting, exercise, eating, painting, or anything else. But I have a 32 oz water bottle I fill three or four times a day, so I'm probably drinking enough.

 
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:05 AM   #3
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

The Doctor told me 8 to 10 (8 oz) glasses a day. I can't stand drinking so much water so I only drink about 2 to 3 glasses a day. The rest of the time I drink kool-aid, slightly wattered down juice, milk and sports drinks like gatorade.

 
Old 06-13-2006, 08:22 AM   #4
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

I was told to drink half your body weight, in ounces! I know it may seem like a lot. It overwhelmed me a little bit!

 
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

i just wanted to add too much water is dangerous to, in my pg i was drinking 12 litres a day in the end it was due to a liver problem i was thirsty like this, so be careful drink sensibly if you feel you are drinking too much fluids see the doc.
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

i thought i was drinking enough during the day.. but in the middle of the night i always get such a dry mouth that its uncomfortable. does anyone else experience this?

 
Old 06-16-2006, 12:25 AM   #7
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

I get really dehydrated in the middle of the night also. I always keeep water next to the bed and take a couple of sips, just to wet my mouth and throat. Sometimes I'm so tired though, that I just fall back asleep without drinking anything.

 
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Heathy mama,
I as well get very thirsty in the middle of the nite. The water beside the bed is a good idea. I am up twice in the middle of the nite pee'in b/c I have do drink so much! I also wake up with a terrible taste in my mouth, which mixed with morning sickness can suck pretty bad!

 
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

I'd do the same thing, I'd be to tired to take a sip even though I have the cup right there and go back to sleep.. unless it was so bad that I can drink like 2 glasses so fast.

 
Old 06-19-2006, 06:33 AM   #10
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

I too have a 32 oz. mug that I fill 2-3 times a day, in addition to any milk or juice I drink.

If I don't have the mug handy, I've also been told that drink an 8 oz. glass of water for every waking hour is appropriate.

If I don't drink that much liquid I get dry mouth (which is a sign that I'm not drinking enough). I usually drank at least 64 oz. per day before I became pregnant, so that might skew my numbers.

I try to avoid drinking alot of water at night so I don't have to keep going to the bathroom. I'd rather be a little dry than have my sleep interrupted so much.

 
Old 06-19-2006, 07:46 PM   #11
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Re: How much water are you drinking?

I usually drink around a gallon of water a day. Which is 128 0z. I pretty much always have a 16 oz bottle with me at all times. My doctor says that this amount of water is great for me to be drinking and to keep it up. He also says that because I am drinking that much water I'm not getting as many pregnancy symtoms. I haven't had any constipation, or swelling, or hemroids all of which I keep reading can be reduced by drinking water. And try drinking water not olny when your thirsty but when you just sitting around or have nothing better to do. Carring a bottle around with you deffently helps since you tend to drink it when you have it right there, Plus hot water isn't that yummy so your likely to drink it faster while its still cool

 
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