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ive read u should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day ! who does this? i don't like drinking water much, it just doesn't have a taste that i like. so i went to no water to ,2-3 a day ...little cups. and milk, i never liked. what other things can i drink or do u have to keep fluids anyway?
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by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Randi02
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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It's sweetened with artificial sweeteners, which are worse than sugar :( They should be avoided, especially when pregnant.

Quoting nsrush83:

I LOVE milk...I drink it alot. I am like you, I HATE water but am trying to drink 2 bottles a day (32 ounces). I did find some flavored water I like, so it makes it easier. Its the Nestle Life Splash. It tastes like Kool Aide, but with no sugar or anything added.


Honeycombs456
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM
thanks, i'm only 7wks.and this is my first time..i think ive been over thinking and trying to deal with alot. i thought i would crave things but i find myself eating certain things and less and not drinking much of anything but i do try drinking water and am taking Chewable(gummy) prenatal


Quoting Randi02:

I wouldn't drink them, especially if you're taking prenatal vitamins.

A lot of pregnant women deal with constipation. A lot of them also don't have a proper diet, or drink enough water :) For me, it would not be normal to feel like that.

Quoting Honeycombs456:

i feel its difficult for me, like i feel constipated... that's not normal? if drinking water solves that... guess im drinking way more water!! because its frustrating. are ensures ok to drink u think?





Quoting Randi02:

Water is definitely best. Can you add fresh fruit to a pitcher of it in your fridge, and drink that? Add lots of ice?

I drink at least 8-10 glasses a day, I don't drink milk or juice- the only other thing I drink is tea but I only have a cup or two a day.
It is important to make sure you're getting enough fluids. I have 4 kids, and never dealt with constipation etc. and I think a big part of it is the fact that I drink so much water.





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Honeycombs456
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM
so only drink sugar free / diet drinks if its not water?


Quoting Amycapl:

i drink tons of water daily. And tea. occasionally juice but there's too much sugar in it to drink it often.  you could add lemon or other fruits to your water... strawberry, apple, grape, cucumber.  You could also do fizzy water. the kind with no sugar (and no fake sugar, either)


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Randi02
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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Just try and relax :) Don't force yourself to eat or drink, but try and make what you do eat or drink count. If you're not drinking enough water, stay away from things like pop etc. that act as diuretics. Try and get lots of fibre, fresh fruits and veggies and lean proteins.

Quoting Honeycombs456:

thanks, i'm only 7wks.and this is my first time..i think ive been over thinking and trying to deal with alot. i thought i would crave things but i find myself eating certain things and less and not drinking much of anything but i do try drinking water and am taking Chewable(gummy) prenatal


Quoting Randi02:

I wouldn't drink them, especially if you're taking prenatal vitamins.

A lot of pregnant women deal with constipation. A lot of them also don't have a proper diet, or drink enough water :) For me, it would not be normal to feel like that.

Quoting Honeycombs456:

i feel its difficult for me, like i feel constipated... that's not normal? if drinking water solves that... guess im drinking way more water!! because its frustrating. are ensures ok to drink u think?





Quoting Randi02:

Water is definitely best. Can you add fresh fruit to a pitcher of it in your fridge, and drink that? Add lots of ice?

I drink at least 8-10 glasses a day, I don't drink milk or juice- the only other thing I drink is tea but I only have a cup or two a day.
It is important to make sure you're getting enough fluids. I have 4 kids, and never dealt with constipation etc. and I think a big part of it is the fact that I drink so much water.






Honeycombs456
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM
ok, because it seems to be sugar coated...so im better off taking the actual pills ? i got both...but because there was two pills to take at a time, i avoided using that route lol


Quoting Randi02:

It's sweetened with artificial sweeteners, which are worse than sugar :( They should be avoided, especially when pregnant.

Quoting nsrush83:

I LOVE milk...I drink it alot. I am like you, I HATE water but am trying to drink 2 bottles a day (32 ounces). I did find some flavored water I like, so it makes it easier. Its the Nestle Life Splash. It tastes like Kool Aide, but with no sugar or anything added.



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LaughingTattoo
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

The same things you drink not pregnant

nsrush83
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I looked at the ingredients..no aspertaime or anthing like that.

Quoting Randi02:

It's sweetened with artificial sweeteners, which are worse than sugar :( They should be avoided, especially when pregnant.

Quoting nsrush83:

I LOVE milk...I drink it alot. I am like you, I HATE water but am trying to drink 2 bottles a day (32 ounces). I did find some flavored water I like, so it makes it easier. Its the Nestle Life Splash. It tastes like Kool Aide, but with no sugar or anything added.




Honeycombs456
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM
ok...thanks!!!! before i found out i was pregnant,i drank alot of ginger al because i just figured i had an upset stomach , and a salad from McDonalds made me start have the stomach ache . YOUR WORDS WERE VERY USEFUL.THANKS:)


Quoting Randi02:

Just try and relax :) Don't force yourself to eat or drink, but try and make what you do eat or drink count. If you're not drinking enough water, stay away from things like pop etc. that act as diuretics. Try and get lots of fibre, fresh fruits and veggies and lean proteins.

Quoting Honeycombs456:

thanks, i'm only 7wks.and this is my first time..i think ive been over thinking and trying to deal with alot. i thought i would crave things but i find myself eating certain things and less and not drinking much of anything but i do try drinking water and am taking Chewable(gummy) prenatal





Quoting Randi02:

I wouldn't drink them, especially if you're taking prenatal vitamins.

A lot of pregnant women deal with constipation. A lot of them also don't have a proper diet, or drink enough water :) For me, it would not be normal to feel like that.

Quoting Honeycombs456:

i feel its difficult for me, like i feel constipated... that's not normal? if drinking water solves that... guess im drinking way more water!! because its frustrating. are ensures ok to drink u think?








Quoting Randi02:

Water is definitely best. Can you add fresh fruit to a pitcher of it in your fridge, and drink that? Add lots of ice?

I drink at least 8-10 glasses a day, I don't drink milk or juice- the only other thing I drink is tea but I only have a cup or two a day.
It is important to make sure you're getting enough fluids. I have 4 kids, and never dealt with constipation etc. and I think a big part of it is the fact that I drink so much water.









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Honeycombs456
by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM
not pregnant,i ONLY drink orange jc, apple jc which i don't like anymore , and soda and i looooove ice tea alot , especially from McDonalds well now i realize i don't like ice tea from there no more


Quoting LaughingTattoo:

The same things you drink not pregnant


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Duquesne
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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Sucrolose/Splenda. Isn't much better than aspartame. Plain old water is still best.


Quoting nsrush83:

I looked at the ingredients..no aspertaime or anthing like that.

Quoting Randi02:

It's sweetened with artificial sweeteners, which are worse than sugar :( They should be avoided, especially when pregnant.

Quoting nsrush83:

I LOVE milk...I drink it alot. I am like you, I HATE water but am trying to drink 2 bottles a day (32 ounces). I did find some flavored water I like, so it makes it easier. Its the Nestle Life Splash. It tastes like Kool Aide, but with no sugar or anything added.




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