Mornings could be the worst for pregnant women. You feel nauseous and uncomfortable as soon as you wake up.
No one understands the discomfort your tummy feels in the morning.
The slightest sight or smell of food could turn your tummy off.
You probably reach to warm water to help soothe you. Because warm water calms your insides.
But is it safe to have warm water during your pregnancy?
Pregnant women have to be cautious with so many things. You only want the best thing for your little one and yourself.
But there’s one thing you can always rely on for health benefits without fear – water, especially warm water.
Yes, drinking warm water is perfectly safe for pregnant women. As long as it’s not at a temperature that could burn your tongue.
Then again, it’s probably not a good idea for anybody to drink scalding hot water. Unless you don’t want the inner lining of your mouth.
Benefits of warm water during pregnancy
Some women claim relief from morning sickness after having a glass of warm water. Besides this, warm water helps to cleanse digestion and improves blood circulation.
Constipation or feeling bloated is a common problem among pregnant women. This is because, during pregnancy your hormones tends to encourage your intestines to relax. This makes the process of breaking down of waste much longer.
Drinking warm water, especially in the morning, aids bowel movement. It helps to flush out toxins as well. So, drink up!
The amount of water you drink depends on your daily activities. A normal person is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water. A glass is measured as 8 ounces of water.
Pregnant women definitely need more water intake for fetal support. It’s recommended that you drink 10-12 glasses daily. It’s important to always keep yourself hydrated. Water helps to absorbs the nutrients and vitamins into your system, and it helps to transport them to the fetus.
Remember, if your fluid consumption is adequate, then you have enough reserves to tolerate blood loss during delivery.1
If warm water is uninteresting, slice up a few lemon peels and add them to your glass.
You know you are probably drinking enough of water when you need to pee frequently. Or when the color of your urine is pale.
Ensure the safety of your water
Pregnant women have to be careful with drinking tap water. Tap water might be a host of several harmful chemicals that could harm the fetus. The lead content present in the pipes could have serious impacts for your and your baby’s health.2 It could make its appearance through corrosion of pipes and plumbing.
A high percentage of lead consumption could lead to brain damage, deteriorates kidney function, increases blood pressure, and has serious impacts on the nervous system.
So, bottoms up, and enjoy your pregnancy! Don’t be afraid to grab that glass of warm water.
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|1.||↑||Montgomery, Kristen S. “Nutrition Column: An update on water needs during pregnancy and beyond.” The Journal of perinatal education 11, no. 3 (2002): 40-42.|
|2.||↑||Hu, Howard, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, David Bellinger, Donald Smith, Adrienne S. Ettinger, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, Joel Schwartz, Lourdes Schnaas, Adriana Mercado-García, and Mauricio Hernández-Avila. “Fetal lead exposure at each stage of pregnancy as a predictor of infant mental development.” Environmental health perspectives (2006): 1730-1735.|