At one point in 2012, my daughter Theresa and daughter-in-law Paige were both pregnant and I am happy to report that they both gave birth to healthy babies. But watching them grow, and grow, and grow, it became quickly apparent to me that pregnancy is a very fluid situation!
After all, for 38-40 weeks the embryo lives/floats in the amniotic sac, surrounded by fluid. That fluid protects the baby, nourishes it and provides a medium for it to exercise and do calesthenics (ask any mother). In evolution, life starts in the water (the sea) and eventually emerges onto dry land. So it is with babies.
Which is to say, during pregnancy a woman needs to pay particular attention to her hydration. She needs to drink more than the standard 8 glasses of water a day. And the purer the water, the better tasting it is and the healthier for all concerned. That’s why Multipure Filtered Water should be a part of any prenatal or postnatal plan. A woman needs to drink for herself and for the baby. Common symptoms of dehydration might be constipation (a common prenatal problem), fatigue, headaches, nausea, dark yellow urination, diziness and lack of skin elasticity.
The biggest fear with dehydration in the first trimester and part of the second, is that there’s not enough amniotic fluid for the baby–a significant lack of amniotic fluid can cause the baby to lay against the uterus instead of floating in the fluid, which could put pressure on the forming limbs. During the third trimester, dehydration can lead to premature labor. It is actually one of the three most common reasons for premature labor contractions. So ladies, drink for two and keep a log so you can track your intake of water.
What is true of pregnancy is just as applicable to nursing. Proper nutrition involves lots of healthy food and lots of good water. Amounts vary, but some doctors and midwives recommend drinking 2-4 litres of water each day. Another way to think of it might be to drink a glass of water each time you nurse and then some! Most nursing Moms drink more because they are hard at work producing milk. They report more thirst and as we all know, there is no better water than Multipure.
And finally, these water babies will grow up and start wanting to drink Multipure water on their own. But Rae, you are still too young. You are still a milk baby for another few months. You can reach but its not yet time to drink.