Hydration important during pregnancy

Hydration important during pregnancyLondon:  During pregnancy most women are likely to pay more attention to living healthy and eating a healthy diet, but it is also important to keep a check on the key element during pregnancy – hydration.

When pregnant or breastfeeding, a woman’s water requirements are higher than usual and that is why water is needed to form amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby, support the increase in blood plasma volume and produce breast milk, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Hence being well hydrated may help alleviate some pregnancy related conditions.

To help understand the importance of hydration for pregnancy health, Emma Derbyshire, author of ‘”Nutrition in the Childbearing Years” , has provided essential tips for hydration in pregnancy.

* Water is an excellent beverage choice for mums-to-be. It is natural and helps women to rehydrate without consuming calories and sugars.

* Women should reduce their intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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