Best Healthy Pregnancy Drinks (besides water!) (2023)

During pregnancy staying hydrated is a top priority. But drinking water all day can get really boring. This list will share some ideas for healthy pregnancy drinks besides water.

When you are pregnant, your fluid requirements go up. During pregnancy you should drink about 80 oz (or 10 cups) of liquid per day.

While the majority of this should be water, it can also include other beverages. The key is to make sure that what you do drink is actually good for you and your baby.

There are lots of lists out there of the best drinks during pregnancy with pretty generic recommendations.

As a health savvy Mama, we know you want the best for your baby and yourself. Whether you are searching for the best pregnancy recipes or products, you are doing the research to find the best recommendations.

This list is for you.

The pregnancy drinks below all contain nutrients you need to grow a healthy baby, clean ingredients and are low in sugar to help prevent blood sugar spikes.

What to drink during pregnancy besides water?

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You are not alone, if you wondering – what can I drink besides water while pregnant?

There are a variety of good things to drink while pregnant including herbal teas, smoothies, juices, milk and health beverages. There are also things like electrolytes, vitamins and, even protein that can be added to drinks to benefit both mom and baby.

Read on for some examples of non-boring ways to stay hydrated (and boost nutrients) during pregnancy!

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1 – Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks –

Also known as switchel, these drinks contain a mixture of water, lemon or lime, fresh ginger, apple cider vinegar and a little sweetener like honey, maple syrup or black strap molasses. Fruit can be added for an additional twist. This drink is refreshing and can help restore electrolytes making it a great option for what to drink in the first trimester to stay hydrated through morning sickness.

It can also help with pregnancy indigestion, inflammation and balancing blood sugar. Read more about the benefits of drinking switchel here.

This homemade drink is a great substitute for sugary sports drinks.

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2 – Chia Fresca –

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This drink is perfect for pregnant women as it’s a easy way to add extra nutrients and make drinking water more exciting. Chia seeds are high in fiber, antioxidants, and omega 3’s. They can help with pregnancy constipation and boost energy naturally. (source)

The formula for making chia fresca is pretty simple:

  • Combine 4 cups of liquid + 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • Stir and let sit 10 minutes for chia to absorb
  • Drink and enjoy!
  • The chia naturally sinks to the bottom, so stir as needed when drinking.

The liquid for Chia Fresca can be any combination you choose! Try making it with water, lemon or lime juice, herbal tea, fruit juice or coconut water. The flavor combinations are really endless.

3 – Smoothies –

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Smoothies are perhaps one of best things to drink while pregnant, especially in the first trimester when it can be hard to keep foods down. It’s an easy way to get a bunch of nutrients in without having to make (or eat) a full meal.

Check out this list of pregnancy smoothie recipes for some good options.

Best Fruit for Pregnancy Smoothies:

Choose fruits with low sugar content like

  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • cherries
  • peaches
  • avocado
  • kiwi

Also make sure to add protein and healthy fats to your smoothies so that it balances the sugar and reduces blood sugar spikes. Good options for protein include a handful of nuts like almonds or walnuts, nut butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cottage cheese, greek yogurt or tahini.

If you prefer a powder, try an plant based one like this protein powder just for pregnant Moms which contains 16 g of protein, as well as, your daily requirement of folate (the right kind too!). (Use the code BIRTHEATLOVE to get 10% off your order!)

For healthy fats try adding avocado, flax seed oil, coconut oil or a handful of cashews.

Smoothies with date fruit like this one can even help you prepare for labor.

4 – Pregnancy Mocktails –

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Just because you give up drinking alcohol while pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun drink. Mocktails are great for pregnant moms after a long day or for celebrating a special occasion.

Just make sure that the ingredients you use to mix are clean and low in sugar. Check out this list of pregnancy mocktails all with healthy ingredients.

5 – Fresh Squeezed Green Juice –

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Drinking fresh green juice is an excellent way to boost nutrients during pregnancy. It is perhaps the best juice to drink when pregnant.

Green juice is alkalizing meaning it can help reduce acidity in your body. It can also aid in gut health, boosting your immune system and detoxification (source). It also promotes natural energy, something all Mamas can use more of!

Making your own green juice is ideal, but if your don’t have a juicer try finding a local vendor, or opt for a green powder like this one on Amazon that you simply mix with water and still get the benefits.

6 – Coconut Water –

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Coconut water is an amazingly thirst-quenching drink for pregnancy that is great for avoiding dehydration.

It is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants. Coconut water may also help with stabilizing blood sugar and lowering blood pressure. (source)

Plus it’s super yummy and refreshing.

If the flavor of plain coconut water does not appeal to you, try a flavored variety or add to a smoothie to get the benefits. This coconut water comes in awesome flavors and is made with Moms in mind. Use the code BIRTHEATLOVE20 to get 20% OFF your first order!

7 – Fruit infused water –

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Adding fruit to your water is another good way to encourage yourself to drink water. You can add fresh or frozen berries, melon, citrus, apples, pears or tropical fruit to fresh water and then let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to infuse the flavors.

Make it more fun by adding a variety of ingredients such as fresh herbs, spices (think cinnamon sticks, fresh ginger or cloves), edible flowers or even vegetables like cucumber or celery.

A fruit infuser water bottle like this one makes it easier to make your own healthy fruit infused waters and take them on the go.

8 – Herbal Tea –

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Looking for something warm to drink while pregnant? Try herbal tea! There are many herbal teas that are safe to drink during pregnancy and contain beneficial nutrients for you and baby.

What to have a faster labor? Learn about the benefits of drinking red raspberry leaf tea while pregnant.

Have indigestion, heart burn while pregnant? Read how drinking dandelion tea during pregnancy can benefit you.

Read 5 Herbal Teas You Should Be Drinking During Pregnancy for more on the best teas to drink.

9 – Iced Tea –

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Making your own homemade iced tea is a good way to stay hydrated in the warmer months. Store bought iced teas usually contain high amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients so it’s a good idea to make your own.

Try this homemade pregnancy iced tea featuring red raspberry leaf tea.

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10 – Sparkling Water –

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Need more bubbles in your life? Sparkling water like La Croix, Perrier and San Pellegrino are great drinks for pregnant women. They contain no sugar or artificial ingredients like soft drinks and come in different flavors.

A good option is this sparkling water made with real squeezed fruit, which is a little healthier than most.

11 – Hydration Booster

This is perhaps one of the best things to drink when pregnant. Digest + Destress Magnesium Powder can help you hydrate but also improve pregnancy constipation and irregularity, plus help you sleep better.

Magnesium is one of the essential nutrients needed during pregnancy that many Moms are deficient in. This powder contains a special chelated blend of magnesium that is optimal for absorption.

Mix Digest + Destress with water or juice for refreshing pregnancy drink. It’s also a healthy alternative to drinking Gatorade while pregnant.

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This is a great drink for the first trimester, as it can help you stay hydrated while nauseous.

Throughout pregnancy, this drink can help relieve muscle aches, reduce bloating and constipation, fight fatigue and support healthy brain function (no more Mommy Brain). It is also safe to use for postpartum and while breastfeeding.


12 – Non Dairy Milk –

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Many Moms have trouble digesting cow’s milk. There are many alternatives to cow’s milk that offer a wide range of health benefits for Mom and baby.

Almond milk is high in calcium, magnesium and iron making it a good choice for those choosing not to drink cow’s milk. Other good choices include coconut milk, rice milk, hemp milk and cashew milk. (source)

Just make sure to look for varieties that have basic ingredients and contain no added sugar.

The cool thing is many of these non-dairy milks also come in shelf stable packaging making them ideal foods to stock up on during pregnancy for the postpartum period.

13 – Kombucha –

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Looking to add more probiotics to your diet during pregnancy? Drinking kombucha is an easy way to add more beneficial bacteria to your diet.

Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been around for thousands of years and can help boost your immune system and gut health (source). Kombucha is high in b vitamins which can help ease morning sickness symptoms for some Moms.

The fizziness of Kombucha makes it a nice substitute for soft drinks. You can make your own Kombucha at home or buy it in several different flavors at your local grocery store or Whole Foods.

(Updated- Many Moms ask if Kombucha is really safe for pregnancy? Kombucha is recommended by many midwivies, as well as, being mentioned as a good drink option in the book “Real Food for Pregnancy”. Also read this article by Mama Natural for more information. )

As always, please do your own research before making decisions regarding your pregnancy.

14 – Pregnancy Safe Starbucks Drinks –

Worried you have to give up Starbucks during pregnancy? While coffee isn’t necessarily off limits during pregnancy as long as you stick to under 200 mg of caffeine a day, avoiding caffeine can be healthier for you and your baby.

Many moms wonder if the Strawberry Acai Refresher aka “Pink Drink” is a good drink for pregnant women trying to avoid caffeine, but still wanting to hit up Starbucks.

It contain coconut milk, an acai mix and is topped with freeze dried strawberries – all pretty good right.

But be careful, it does have a 24 g of sugar, so if you do choose to go for it, eat some protein along with it to avoid a blood sugar spike.

Read more about healthy pregnancy diet mistakes (that you can fix).

Healthy Starbucks drinks for pregnant women include:

These drinks offer a combo of low caffeine and low sugar.

  • Unsweetened Iced Green Tea Lemonade
  • Unsweetened Passion Tango Tea with Coconut Milk,
  • Iced Black Tea Lemonade
  • Starbucks Refreshers
  • Apple cider
  • Mint Majesty tea – great for morning sickness

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15 – Pregnancy Protein Shakes –

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Adding additional protein to your diet during pregnancy is essential for growing a healthy baby. In Real Food for Pregnancy (read full review here), Lily Nichols recommends a daily protein intake of 80 g in the 1st half of pregnancy and 100 g in the 2nd half.

Can you drink protein shakes while pregnant?

Drinking protein shakes is a good way to get more protein without having to eat a ton more food. During pregnancy use protein shakes as additional nourishment, rather than a meal replacement.

Protein shakes can come ready made or in powder form that you mix with water, milk or smoothie ingredients. Most protein powders contain around 20 g of protein.

When purchasing, read the labels and watch out for powders that contain artificial sweeteners, ingredients and fillers.

Good options include either a 100% whey protein powder or a plant based protein powder made just for pregnant moms to help meet you daily protein requirements.

16 – Kefir –

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Kefir is a fermented drink that can be made with any source of milk including coconut, goat, cow and rice. It can even be made with water.

Can I drink kefir while pregnant?

Because kefir contains as many as 30 different types of good bacteria that can help boost your immune system, gut health and help with better absorption of key nutrients, it’s a good drink choice while pregnant. (source)

Kefir is also a good source of folate, biotin (b vitamins), and vitamin k2, essential nutrients needed for growing a healthy baby that are common nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy.

The best way to get kefir is to make your own. It is one of the simplest ferments to make as you simply combine a pack of starter grains with milk (or water) and wait 24 hrs.

Homemade kefir will be higher in probiotic content than store bought varieties. However there are many brands and flavors of kefir available in grocery stores. Just make sure to choose a variety that is low in sugar and has basic ingredients.

17 – Bone Broth –

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Yes! Drinking bone broth is an excellent way to get extra nutrients and fluids during pregnancy. It can be particularly helpful to drink in the first trimester to help with dehydration, easing nausea and boosting nutrition.

Bone broth is rich in minerals, vitamins, gelatin, collagen and the amino acid glycine. Glycine is important for the synthesis of fetal DNA, and your baby’s bone, organ and skin development. It may also help with preventing stretch marks during pregnancy. (Source – Real Food for Pregnancy pg 37)

You can make you own bone broth with leftover chicken or beef bones. See the slow cooker recipe below. Or if you prefer, buy a quality bone broth like this one.Make sure to use the promo code DEAL15 to get 15% off Bone Broths!

To drink – simply heat a mug full of broth and add a dash of sea salt.

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Drinks to Avoid During Pregnancy

There are a few types of drinks that you should consider avoiding during pregnancy. For more information on drinks to avoid, you should consult you care provider.

  • Alcohol – While in some cultures it is still considered acceptable to have a glass of wine during pregnancy, it is generally accepted that heavy drinking can be harmful to your developing baby.
  • Soft Drinks – Drinks like Sprite, Coke and Fanta are best to avoid during pregnancy mostly because of the high sugar content derived from high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.
  • Energy Drinks – Many energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine and ginseng which can pose risks for your developing baby.
  • Sports Drinks – While marketed as ideal for re-hydration, drinks like Gatorade and Powerade are full of sugar and artificial ingredients.

With so many healthy options listed here it should be easy to find a drink that you can enjoy and that is good for you and baby!

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Our goal here is to make having a healthy pregnancy easier for busy Moms. We strive to provide you with useful and practical information that is research based. Healthy eating is one of our passions. Here are some more articles you may find helpful:

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  • Easy pregnancy breakfast ideas
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What is the best liquid to drink while pregnant? ›

Water, milk, and herbal teas are all excellent drinks to keep you and your baby safe during pregnancy.
  • Water. Water should be your go-to beverage during pregnancy. ...
  • Milk. ...
  • Herbal Tea. ...
  • Alcohol-Removed Wine. ...
  • Flavored Water. ...
  • Decaf Coffee. ...
  • Sparkling Water. ...
  • Vegetable Juice.
24 May 2021

How can I hydrate myself fast while pregnant? ›

Drink Lots of Water
  1. Infuse water with fruit or cucumbers.
  2. Swap out regular water for sparkling water.
  3. Set a timer to remind yourself to drink water throughout the day.
  4. Use an app that helps you track your water intake.
  5. Carry a reusable bottle with you when you are out and about.
  6. Drink a glass before every meal.
11 Jun 2021

What can I drink if Im pregnant and dehydrated? ›

Water is ideal, but you can also drink milk, natural fruit juices, and soup. If you aren't replacing those fluids, it's easy to become dehydrated. You should also be careful with any activities that cause overheating, like strenuous exercise.

What can replace water? ›

Hate Water? Here Are the 5 Healthiest Alternatives
  • Homemade Fruit-Infused Water. Don't love plain water? ...
  • Polar Seltzer. Started in 1880, Polar's perfected the art of seltzer. ...
  • Hint Water. ...
  • Zevia Sparkling Water. ...
  • Tea's Tea Organic Unsweetened Green Tea.

Is lemonade good for pregnancy? ›

Although lemons are safe to consume during pregnancy, excessive consumption may come with some risks. For example, the high acidity can damage the teeth and aggravate heartburn. Pregnant women should therefore consume lemons in moderation.

What juices to avoid while pregnant? ›

Unpasteurized juices like apple cider and fresh squeezed orange juice can harbor harmful bacteria, too. Keep them off the menu to be safe.

Is Pineapple juice Good for pregnancy? ›

It's rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help reduce inflammation during pregnancy. This can help both you and your baby stay healthy throughout the process. Pineapple is also a good source of folate.

Is coconut water good for pregnancy? ›

“[Coconut water] can be an option during pregnancy, as it is hydrating and provides electrolytes,” says dietitian Alyssa Pike, RD, manager of nutrition communications for the International Food Information Council. If you're feeling parched, this trendy drink isn't a bad choice for staying hydrated.

What happens if you don't drink enough water during early pregnancy? ›

Dehydration can lead to lower levels of amniotic fluid, which can influence the baby's development, lead to preterm labor, and can affect the production of breast milk. Dehydration can cause deficiencies in nutrients that are vital for the health of the pregnant woman and the developing baby.

Is cold water good for a pregnant woman? ›

Should you have cold water or cold drinks during pregnancy? It is absolutely safe. Pregnancy is an extension of the physiological body and not any sickness. So, all that your body was used to or capable of doing before the pregnancy, can be done during pregnancy too.

How do I know if I'm dehydrated while pregnant? ›

Being Dehydrated While Pregnant: The Signs

Dizziness and fainting. Dry mouth. Low blood pressure. Maternal overheating — an increased risk of increased body temperature while pregnant.

What are hydrating foods? ›

19 Water-Rich Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated
  • Watermelon. Share on Pinterest. Water content: 92% ...
  • Strawberries. Water content: 91% ...
  • Cantaloupe. Water content: 90% ...
  • Peaches. Water content: 89% ...
  • Oranges. Water content: 88% ...
  • Skim Milk. Water content: 91% ...
  • Cucumber. Water content: 95% ...
  • Lettuce. Water content: 96%
9 Aug 2017

How much water should a pregnant woman drink per day? ›

During pregnancy you should drink 8 to 12 cups (64 to 96 ounces) of water every day. Water has many benefits. It aids digestion and helps form the amniotic fluid around the fetus. Water also helps nutrients circulate in the body and helps waste leave the body.

How do you quench your thirst while pregnant? ›

Tips to stay hydrated
  1. Keep a water jug in the fridge to pour throughout the day.
  2. Carry a water bottle with you when you are away from home.
  3. Flavor water with slices of washed fruit or vegetables.
28 Jun 2017

What is best to drink instead of water? ›

Besides guzzling water, milk is a top choice to refuel. Sodas, even diet ones, get a bad rap for lacking nutritional value, but they can still be hydrating. Juices and sports drinks are also hydrating -- you can lower the sugar content by diluting them with water. Coffee and tea also count in your tally.

What is a good drink instead of water? ›

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  • 1 of 6 Juice Spritzer.
  • 2 of 6 Green Tea.
  • 3 of 6 Coffee.
  • 4 of 6 Milk.
  • 5 of 6 Iced Fruit Tea.
  • 6 of 6 Vegetable Juice.
28 Apr 2015

What drinks count as water intake? ›

The Eatwell Guide says we should drink 6 to 8 cups or glasses of fluid a day. Water, lower-fat milk and sugar-free drinks, including tea and coffee, all count.

What can I drink for energy while pregnant? ›

Frances Largeman-Roth, a registered dietician and author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide, suggests drinking coconut water, or adding mint, lemon, lime or cucumber slices to your H2O for a subtle kick of flavor.

Is honey good for pregnancy? ›

Eating Honey During Pregnancy

"Children over age 1 and healthy adults—including pregnant women—can safely consume honey because their immune systems protect against any bacteria the honey might contain," says Sandy Procter, PhD, a professor of nutrition at Kansas State University.

Is cucumber good for pregnancy? ›

Cucumber: Cucumber is rich in water that helps to prevent dehydration when you are pregnant. The peel of the cucumber is rich in fibre. This reduces chances of constipation and haemorrhoids that are common issues in pregnancy.

Is yogurt good when pregnant? ›

Dairy products, especially yogurt, are a great choice. They help you meet increased protein and calcium needs. Legumes are super sources of folate, fiber, and many other nutrients. Folate is a very important nutrient during pregnancy.

Is banana good for pregnancy? ›

The high fiber content of bananas can help with pregnancy-related constipation, and there is some evidence to suggest that vitamin B-6 can help relieve nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy.

Can I drink Sprite while pregnant? ›

The bottom line. During pregnancy, it's generally considered OK to drink a soda once in a while. However, you'll want to make sure you don't drink sodas too often because they contain caffeine, sugars, or artificial sweeteners.

Can pregnant eat grapes? ›

Grapes are generally fine to eat during pregnancy. They are a good source of fiber and water and they contain vitamins and antioxidants. 234 "You can safely include grapes in your diet during pregnancy by adding them to salads, mixing them into yogurts or porridge, and mixing them into a smoothie," suggests Dr.

Is watermelon good for pregnancy? ›

If you're pregnant, the benefits are even more delicious. Watermelon eases heartburn and reduces swelling; its high water content (92 percent) and fruit sugars can help alleviate morning sickness and dehydration; and the minerals it contains can help prevent third-trimester muscle cramps.

Which fruit is good for baby fair skin during pregnancy? ›

Avocado is a fruit that is known to be rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. Both these vitamins are known for their antioxidant properties. Vitamin C also helps in reducing inflammation and is essential for collagen production in the body. The production of collagen in turn improves your baby's skin tone.

Why is avocado good for pregnancy? ›

Avocados are bursting with healthy fats, as well as essential nutrients, such as potassium and folate. These elements all play a crucial role in the growth and development of a fetus. Avocados can impact your health in a range of fantastic ways, making them a brilliant choice for pregnancy.

Which food is good for baby skin during pregnancy? ›

Carrots, sweet potatoes and green leafy vegetables all contain vitamin A, which helps your baby's bones grow and forms healthy eyesight and skin. 770 mcg a day should be your goal.

What month does a baby's skin color develop in the womb? ›

When do babies get their skin color? Beginning at 6 to 8 weeks of pregnancy, the cells that will later produce melanin – the substance that accounts for skin color – first appear in your baby's skin.

How can I increase water level in my body? ›

Here are some tips.
  1. Drink a water-based beverage (water, juice or milk) with every meal and snack — between 8 and 16 oz. ...
  2. Consume fluids before you are thirsty. ...
  3. If you drink caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea and sodas), alternate decaffeinated beverage intake throughout the day.
9 Aug 2021

Is bottled water safe during pregnancy? ›

Only filtered or bottled water is okay for drinking or cooking. Even if the only lead is in your home's pipes, filtered or bottled water is your best bet when you're expecting — just to be extra sure there's no chance your baby is exposed.

Is ice cream good during pregnancy? ›

Recommendations for eating ice cream when pregnant

It's best for pregnant (and nonpregnant) people to enjoy ice cream as a treat, not as a dietary staple. That's because most ice cream is high in added sugar and calories. Consuming too many sugary, calorie-laden treats isn't good for anyone's health.

Is Coca Cola safe for pregnancy? ›

Yes. The Food Standards Agency recommends that pregnant women shouldn't take more than 200mg of caffeine a day. A can of Coca‑Cola Classic contains 32mg of caffeine and a can of Diet Coke contains 42mg.

Why do babies move after eating? ›

A baby may be more active about an hour after the mother eats. This is because of the increase in sugar (glucose) in the mother's blood. Fetal movement normally increases during the day with peak activity late at night.

What are the symptoms of low amniotic fluid? ›

What are the signs of low amniotic fluid?
  • You're leaking fluid from your vagina.
  • Your uterus measures small.
  • You don't feel your baby move enough.
  • You're not gaining enough weight.
14 Dec 2021

What happens when you drink too much water while pregnant? ›

Women who drink a large amount of water (1 to 2 gallons) in a short period of time could be at risk for water intoxication. When this happens, your body takes in water faster than it can filter it out. For the vast majority of expecting mamas, the only problem with drinking water is the frequent bathroom trips.

Which fruit is the most hydrating? ›

Water content: 90% and up

That's right, clocking in at more than 94% water content, tomatoes are officially the most hydrating fruit you can put into your body, which works out great in the summertime, as tomatoes end up in salads, atop burgers, and even eaten fresh with a drizzle of olive oil.

Which fruit is good for dehydration? ›

Watermelon, honeydew, and other melons

Fruits and vegetables have a high water content and can be a great option for keeping you hydrated ( 14 ). This is especially true with fruits like watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe. These all have a very high water content, making them stellar choices when you're dehydrated.

How much milk should pregnant drink? ›

It is a valuable source of calcium, vitamin D and protein. In fact, USDA recommends pregnant women to consume at least three cups of milk or other dairy products every day.

Can I drink water at night during pregnancy? ›

Although you want to stay hydrated while pregnant, drinking large amounts of water close to bedtime will only cause you problems when it comes to catching a little shut eye. Pressure from the baby can result in frequent trips to the bathroom even early on in a pregnancy.

What can I drink instead of coffee when pregnant? ›

Use tea to keep your morning routine

If you're still craving a warm cup of something once you've hit your caffeine limit, consider a caffeine-free tea, such as chamomile, ginger, or rooibos, to keep your morning ritual intact.

Can you drink hot chocolate while pregnant? ›

Limit caffeine

(The typical mug holds eight ounces or more.) It is also important that caffeinated beverages do not replace a pregnant woman's daily intake of water. Coffee, tea, colas (and some other soft drinks), chocolate, hot chocolate and cocoa all have caffeine.

Why do I feel like vomiting after drinking water during pregnancy? ›

Hyperemesis gravidarum is the medical term for severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The symptoms can be severely uncomfortable. You might vomit more than four times a day, become dehydrated, feel constantly dizzy and lightheaded and lose ten pounds or more.

Is cold water good for a pregnant woman? ›

Should you have cold water or cold drinks during pregnancy? It is absolutely safe. Pregnancy is an extension of the physiological body and not any sickness. So, all that your body was used to or capable of doing before the pregnancy, can be done during pregnancy too.

What can I drink for energy while pregnant? ›

Frances Largeman-Roth, a registered dietician and author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide, suggests drinking coconut water, or adding mint, lemon, lime or cucumber slices to your H2O for a subtle kick of flavor.

Is ice cream good during pregnancy? ›

Recommendations for eating ice cream when pregnant

It's best for pregnant (and nonpregnant) people to enjoy ice cream as a treat, not as a dietary staple. That's because most ice cream is high in added sugar and calories. Consuming too many sugary, calorie-laden treats isn't good for anyone's health.

Is Coca Cola safe for pregnancy? ›

Yes. The Food Standards Agency recommends that pregnant women shouldn't take more than 200mg of caffeine a day. A can of Coca‑Cola Classic contains 32mg of caffeine and a can of Diet Coke contains 42mg.

Why do babies move after eating? ›

A baby may be more active about an hour after the mother eats. This is because of the increase in sugar (glucose) in the mother's blood. Fetal movement normally increases during the day with peak activity late at night.

What are pregnancy super foods? ›

10 foods that support a healthy pregnancy
  • Oranges.
  • Eggs.
  • Beans.
  • Non-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt.
  • Avocado.
  • Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
  • Spinach.
  • Salmon.

When do you start to feel tired in pregnancy? ›

It's common to feel tired, or even exhausted, during pregnancy, especially in the first 12 weeks. Hormonal changes at this time can make you feel tired, nauseous and emotional. The only answer is to rest as much as possible.

In which trimester is the baby the most developed? ›

First Trimester (0 to 13 Weeks)

The first trimester is the most crucial to your baby's development. During this period, your baby's body structure and organ systems develop. Most miscarriages and birth defects occur during this period.


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