Water makes up for a majority of our body weight. About 60 percent of our body is made up of water. It flushes out toxins from the body, regulates body temperature and helps in brain function, which makes it essential for our existence.
In the same way, the amount of water you consume during pregnancy is crucial as it carries nutrients to the baby, helps maintain the level of amniotic fluid, and prevents other pregnancy-related symptoms like constipation. For the same reason, it is important to drink plenty of water when you are expecting. But what is the exact quantity?The quantity
In general, every person should drink 2 litres or 8–10 glasses of water daily to stay fit. This also includes juices and food from your diet that contain water like fruits, vegetables, and soups. Until about 27 weeks, you should have the same amount of water. Then with the growth of your baby, you should increase your fluid intake by about 500 ml.
But this is not the same for all. If you are overweight or you are overeating then you should consume more water. Dehydration during pregnancy will not only affect you but will also be harmful to your baby. Not drinking enough water can make you feel tired and constipated.
Sometimes even if you are drinking enough water you may be dehydrated and you need to increase your fluid intake. To know if you are drinking enough, check your urine. If your urine is dark yellow then increase your fluid intake. Apart from this, if you are feeling constipated, tired or feeling thirst try to drink more liquid. —Times of India