Water is needed for prevention of urinary infections which are common during pregnancy because the baby in the womb fits the bladder, so it can get to retain a certain amount of urine in it. In order for the bladder to release the bacteria, it must often be empty, and it is possible only if the pregnant woman drinks enough fluids. This will reduce the risk of infections.
During the period of pregnancy, water is important for another important reason, or because it stops constipation, which prevents the occurrence of hemorrhoids.
The hormones during pregnancy “reserve” water, which can be prevented with sufficient quantities of drinking water. Before labor, the body produces the hormone pitocin, which is very similar to a hormone that is produced when the body is dehydrated. Dehydration during pregnancy can lead to incorrect registration of the body, like the pitocin is present, which can lead to contraction of the uterus. If the mother drinks enough water, this situation will be prevented. This is especially important in the third trimester of pregnancy (last 3 months), when dehydration can lead to premature birth (due to increased contractions). And, since the volume of blood in the eighth month of pregnancy increases even double, it is necessary to drink plenty of water to compensate.
During the trips, it is best to use bottled water. You should avoid drinking water from some areas that may contain bacteria or parasites, which can lead to the so-called traveler’s diarrhea.
Is natural mineral water recommended?
Natural mineral water is not a subject to very strict standards regarding certain ingredients in its composition. Mineral water can have larger amounts of sodium, fluorine, sulfur etc., and if it contains very high amounts of sodium a frequent consumption is not recommended because it is not desirable for the renal and cardiovascular system.
Some pregnant women consume carbonated water because it reduces anxiety. Otherwise, the future mothers need 30% more calcium and 40% more magnesium than other women. To meet these increased demands, except food containing these minerals, pregnant women can use mineral water that has optimal amounts of calcium and magnesium. Best results have the oligo minerals – which have a moderate amount of minerals and calcium and magnesium are compared 20-50 milligrams per liter and 50-150 milligrams per liter, less than 10 milligrams per liter of sodium and does not contain nitrates.