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Ways to Stay Hydrated While Pregnant And Nursing

June 16, 2015

Water, water, water. You always hear how important it is to drink water during your pregnancy and after your pregnancy. Here's what is suggested to keep you properly hydrated:


Pregnant: Aim for eight 8-ounce glasses per day (64 fluid ounces) of fluid, plus one 8-ounce cup for each hour of light activity.

Nursing: The above + four extra 8-ounce glasses of fluid daily.

Tips to Stay Hydrated:

  • Right when you wake up, drink 8-ounces of water.
  • At every meal, make sure you have a tall glass of water.
  • Bring a water bottle with you in the car, and drink as much water as you can while driving.
  • While nursing or bottle-feeding baby, keep your water bottle nearby and drink up.
  • Keep water by your bed at night. Take your water bottle with you for those late-night feedings.
  • When exercising, make sure you ALWAYS bring a FULL water bottle with you.

After I had my baby, I used the huge water jug they gave me at the hospital 24/7. But, after a few weeks, I realized it was difficult to take on the go because it was SO big.

To keep all us moms-to-be and moms properly hydrated, even on the go, here are some of our favorite water bottles:

Polar insulated water bottle for summer hydration

1. Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle

Camelbak Water Bottle

2. Camelbak Eddy Bottle 0.75-Liter/25-Ounce

Ello glass water bottle for hydrating during pregnancy

3. Ello Pure 20-oz Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

contigo autospout water bottle for summer hydration

4. Contigo Autospout Addison Water Bottle, 24-Ounce, Watermelon

Contigo shake & go tumbler for summer hydration

5. Contigo® Shake & Go™ Tumbler, 20-Ounce

Author Bio

Lacey Pappas

Mother of 2 silly boys and a new baby girl. Happily married. Love to laugh, inspire others, take pretty photos, and curl up with a good book.