Water plays an important role in human life. All life processes in the body are not complete without water. During pregnancy, a woman should take care not only of her health, but also of the correct development of the baby. Therefore, compliance with the drinking regime is the key to the correct development of the fetus and the course of pregnancy.
The amount of water that pregnant women need
In the first trimester, increased fluid intake is required. With a weight of 50 kg, you need to drink about 2 liters of water per day. The correct drinking regimen helps to cope with toxicosis, intestinal disorders and replenish the existing fluid deficit.
Adequate water intake in the first months of pregnancy contributes to the correct formation of amniotic fluid, blood plasma and normalization of blood pressure. Compliance with the drinking regime improves metabolism, assimilation of drugs, maintains vitality.
Starting from the 20th week, the body of a pregnant woman is rebuilt to accumulate water and sodium salts. During this period, it is necessary to carefully observe the drinking regime and limit the use of table salt, which contributes to the accumulation of fluid in the body and the formation of edema. Reducing the amount of drink consumed, without limiting the use of salt, will not give positive results and will only lead to dehydration.
When following a salt-free diet, do not forget about the salt contained in foods, such as sausages, cheeses, sauces and food prepared in restaurants or cafes. It will take 1-2 weeks to get used to unsalted food completely, so you should start excluding salt from the diet from 18-19 weeks.
Having completely eliminated table salt from the diet, the amount of liquid consumed can not be strictly limited. But if possible, you should replace the extra glass of water with fruits or vegetables. They are good thirst quenchers and are a source of valuable vitamins and fiber.
Water useful during pregnancy
During pregnancy, the expectant mother should think about what kind of water she drinks. Tap water will not work at all, because the salts of heavy metals, organic compounds contained in it, as well as bacteria can harm the body. Boiling only removes bacteria, not harmful impurities.
During pregnancy, you should only drink live, non-carbonated water. Now it is possible to buy bottled drinking water. It is extracted from underground sources and purified only by physical methods, without chlorination.
Bottled water can be used as table water, medical-table water, and medicinal water. Pregnant women should drink only low sodium table water. But the medical and medical-dining room with a high content of minerals should be consumed only on the recommendation of a doctor.