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Old 01-10-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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I posted this in my Ddc on fb, but thought I'd check here as well.

I've been meaning to ask this for probably 20 weeks now (thanks pregnant brain!), but does pregnancy in general just dehydrate you? I feel like I never can drink enough water. My kidneys frequently have that dull achy feeling, and my urine is always dark and smells strong. I pee all the time though. Like every 10 minutes it feels like. Anyone else have something similar during pregnancy?

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My urine is super strong too- even on days I'm drinking lots of water/herbal tea. I thought I just wasn't drinking enough as I am not the best at water intake, pregnant or not.
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I would bring that up with your caretaker. Urine like that doesn't sound normal especially if your water intake is good.
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Re: Dehydration

I felt that way between 20 and 30weeks pregnant. How much water are you drinking? I thought 2 waterbottles a day would be enough but my doctor said I should be drinking 3 or 4.

Something to think about, while pregnant your blood volume increases about 40%.
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So after some labs, turns out I was just dehydrated and have a dilated ureter, which apparently is pretty common in pregnancy. Doctor says I should feel better after delivery, but for now I am drinking an insane amount of water and peeing all the time.
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Re: Dehydration

A pregnant women or nursing mother needs to drink a minimum of 1 gallon of water a day, which is 16 glasses! I have to get at least half of that before 11am otherwise I pee all night but I have felt so much better in general. The warmer the water the faster your body absorbs it.
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Re: Dehydration

Because of producing amniotic fluid as well as the increase blood flow you need considerably more intake. This is a good calculator http://nutrition.about.com/library/b...calculator.htm I have to be very careful when expecting because I have a tendency towards low blood pressure anyway and getting even slightly dehydrated makes be feel very faint.
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Re: Dehydration

It's more like your fluid needs increase, so it's more obvious that you're dehydrated. My midwife said a good guideline is to take your weight and divide by 2 and the result is how many ounces a day you should drink. For example a 140 pound woman should drink at least 70 ounces when pregnant.

The reason is that you are building about 50% more blood volume, providing the fluid for your baby to build its own blood supply, produce amniotic fluid, etc. It's really important to be well hydrated to keep your kidneys healthy and prevent kidney stones or infections as well as keep your baby's kidneys healthy.
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