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Not drinking water?

Does not staying hydrated really cause premature labor?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Nov. 25, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes and other problems too. Staying hydrated is extremely important throughout pregnancy. Your baby needs you to drink water.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 1:07 PM on Nov. 25, 2009

  • lots and lots and lots of water

    Answer by randilinn at 1:36 PM on Nov. 25, 2009

  • Yes being dehydrated can cause contractions. You and the baby both needs LOTS of water.

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 1:47 PM on Nov. 25, 2009

  • most definitely. being dehydrated can make any muscle cramp (did a fundraising walk this summer and had cramps from toes to butt in one leg because I got dehydrated), and a cramp can lead into a contraction.

    if you find yourself really dehydrated try drinking a bit of a gatorade or powerade - but don't over do it. enough to balance the electrolytes and then catch up on your water.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 4:25 PM on Nov. 25, 2009

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