How Hydration During Pregnancy Can Benefit You and Your Baby
By Lupe Cruz
Jul 31, 2017
Updated Jul 13, 2023
5 min read
When you're pregnant, you need more water than the average person in order to form amniotic fluid, produce extra blood, build new tissue, carry nutrients, enhance digestion, and flush out wastes and toxins.
Especially during hot summer months, you’ll want to make sure you stay adequately hydrated. Here are just some of the benefits of staying hydrated during your pregnancy:
Since you need more water during pregnancy, how much is enough? It’s recommended that you drink 8-12 glasses of water a day, or 2.3 liters. If your trips to the bathroom are frequent and your urine is pale or colorless, you're drinking is on track.
If you have a hard time getting enough water every day, here are a few tips to help prevent dehydration:
Dehydration during pregnancy can result in mild symptoms to serious complications.
In addition to the many benefits of staying adequately hydrated during your pregnancy, it’s also essential to the health of your baby. Talk to your provider if you have any questions.