The Benefits and Drawbacks of Drinking Too Much Water While Pregnant is Discussed by a Nutritionist


The Benefits and Drawbacks of Drinking Too Much Water While Pregnant is Discussed by a Nutritionist

We all understand the importance of being hydrated and detoxifying our bodies by drinking plenty of water. In fact, a pregnant woman has to drink more water than the average individual. But did you know that drinking too much water when pregnant can have some negative effects as well?

According to a report, dieticians discussed the benefits and drawbacks of drinking water during pregnancy. She claims that drinking too much water might leave a pregnant lady feeling fatigued. A "stressful hormonal reaction that causes the body to feel nervous and exhausted" may result from the kidneys having to work much harder in such a situation.

"Your electrolyte levels drop and your body's balance is upset when you consume too much water. Low electrolyte levels can cause symptoms including cramping and stiff muscles. Women who drink a lot of water in a short length of time run the risk of being intoxicated by it. Confusion, tiredness, and headaches are among the side effects, the health expert said, according to the news portal.

Despite the disadvantages, pregnant women shouldn't consider giving up water because of the benefits it provides to both the mother and the foetus.

Advantages Of Maintaining Hydration:

  •        Helps to increase energy
  •        Reduces edoema
  •        Fewer constipations
  •        Enhances the quality of the skin
  •        Reduces the risk of premature birth and labour,
  •        Reduces the likelihood of urinary tract infections.

"Water keeps your body moisturised while you are pregnant. If the body is dehydrated, cramps, headaches, nausea, and other symptoms may appear. Drink water when your baby is growing. To prevent constipation, a common condition among pregnant women, make sure to drink water daily, according to Pritika.

According to Intermountain Healthcare, pregnant women should consume 8 to 10 glasses, or 2.3 litres, of water each day to prevent major issues. The paper also advises adding fruits like lemons, limes, and frozen raspberries to your water to prevent dehydration if you are not drinking enough water each day.

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