Water is essential to the survival of every living thing: people , plants and animals alike. As a mom-to be, it is essential to take enough water. While drinking water during pregnancy is important, of equal importance is the source of the water. Here are the benefits of taking lots of water during pregnancy.

Water prevents constipation

Constipating is a nasty experience for everyone who has the misfortune of having it. It is worse for expectant women. Having trouble passing stool is caused mainly by not taking enough water and roughage. To avoid dehydration and likely constipation, increase your water intake because your body needs water for two. Space out your water intake, because drinking lots of water at once will make you uncomfortable.

If your trips to the loo are numerous and your urine is colourless, that means your water intake is on track.

UTIs

Urinary Tract Infections are commonplace among pregnant women, but drinking enough water keeps them at bay.  Water helps flush bacteria in the anal region thus preventing their spread to the vagina and urethra.

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Water can relieve symptoms of morning sickness

Morning sickness during pregnancy is so frustrating. Luckily, taking plenty of water can alleviate it. Take water in intervals, because dehydration can aggravate feelings of nausea.

Headaches

Water can also keep headaches at bay. Headaches can be caused by fatigue which is a side effect of dehydration.

Heartburns

Heartburns cause a burning, uncomfortable sensation in the center of the chest. They mostly occur in the third trimester because the growing fetus puts more pressure on the mom’s intestines and stomach. Drinking water during pregnancy may provide relief by raising the pH of your stomach, diluting the acids and finally clearing out your esophagus.

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