Water, Water, Everywhere
Our body consists of 70% water. No wonder
that water is necessary in every body physiologic function -
think of your body's temperature system, helping your digestion,
During pregnancy, a woman's body increases more
liters of water. One third of it is comprised of the embryo, placenta and fetal
membrane. Until a pregnant woman reaches 25 weeks, 90% of
embryo weight consists of water.
Besides that, the mechanism of a pregnant
woman works two-fold. What Mom drinks will flow to the embryo
as well. In other words, the liquid consumed by a pregnant
woman, is consumed by the embryo as well. Therefore, the
function of healthy water is very important.
If you feel that
you're having trouble drinking a lot of fluids, we suggest
trying Gatorade or
lemonade!! Just get plenty of fluids in you to ensure a
Something to know:
if you have pre-term labor and you are admitted in the hospital,
the first thing they do is give you an IV of saline solution -
that's right, more fluids!!
Drink lots of water
to help you and your baby!!