(Closed) how much water do you drink now that you are pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How much water do you have a day?
    8 glasses or more : (19 votes)
    51 %
    About 6 glasses : (11 votes)
    30 %
    About 2 I'm so embarrassed.... : (5 votes)
    14 %
    I get my water from the foods I eat, otherwise I drink juice... yum! : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    Water and fluid have been a complete challenge for me. Water makes me gag and jce is too sweet. I have found chocolate milk, lemonade and milkshake tolerable. Otherwise I get fluid from jello, popcicles, and watermelon.

    Post # 4
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i didn’t change my water comsumption when i got pregnant because i was never dehydrated before and i pretty much drink water or juice when i am thirsty. And i eat alot of fruits and vegetable, so i am  not at all concerned that i am getting enough water.  Though i rarely drink 8 pure glasses of water, i think i get the equivalent.  only thing i have to watch is not to have too much soda in place of water when i am thirsty.

    Post # 5
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The first trimester I had trouble with water. I definitely had trouble trying to drink as much of it as is recommended. I found spiking it with a little lemon juice or something flavored like that helped a ton. 

    Now that I’m in my third trimester I have no problem drinking the recommended amount. I’m thirsty all the time. Every time I wake up to pee or because I’m uncomfortable I guzzle from the Nalgene bottle beside my bed because I’m so dehydrated it almost hurts. I probably drink 4 glasses of water from the time I go to bed to the time I wake up. Of course I’m also peeing like all.the.time, but what can you do?

    ETA: I’m also eating a ton of watermelon, which is like 90-something% water. 

    Post # 6
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am the opposite of OP. I am SO THIRSTY all the time. I probably drink 70oz+ of water before I even leave work and then I switch to bubbly water at home (I heart the soda stream) and am constantyl craving fruit that is juicy. It’s so weird how different women react to this!

    Post # 7
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i am sooo thirsty all the time and have been from the beginning, i love water though, and prob drink at least 130 oz a day. i rarely drink other liquids though, not a big juice fan (although I love lemonaide and have been craving orange juice since being PG) so water is pretty much the only thing i drink.

    Post # 8
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Oh my gosh I’m only about 4.5 weeks but I can’t get enough water. I must be drinking 100 oz+ per day, I’ve been going through 3-4 nalgene bottles worth of water each day this whole week. I’ve never been this thirsty before in my life. I got to work this morning and rushed into the building just to fill up my water bottle b/c the drive to work was too long not to drink. AH.

    Post # 9
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am a huge water drinker. But I’ve found that I can’t drink it now unless it’s really cold and icy – so it has to be ice water. I also like to drink the Poland Spring carbonated flavored water, but for some reason cannot stand the lime flavor right now!

    Post # 10
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I answered about 6. I am loving it right now, probably because I did not drink it as much before… I don’t know. I want milk too…I also second the lemonade.

    I am having a hard time enjoying anything else at the moment. Soda and juice is just not sitting well.

    Post # 11
    2815 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was drinking a pretty decent amount of fluids when I first got pregnant…then at 23 weeks I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis and I was drinking at least a gallon a day…usually more.

    Adding some lemon or lime was good to “spice things up” a bit!

    Post # 12
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I drink at least 80 oz of water a day. Your cranberry juice trick is what I use. I do a quarter of some sort of juice just to give it some flavor, and the rest water. It definitely helps me to drink a lot more. 

    Post # 13
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I drink a lot of water normally. In the first tri water by itself disgusted me so I downed a TON of crystal light. Now normal water is tasting good again and I drink at least 80 ounces per day. Normally it’s closer to 100.

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