Water and Pregnancy: How Much to Drink and Why?

Water and Pregnancy: How Much to Drink and Why?

Colorless and tasteless water – you simply can’t live without it. Everyday we hear that we should drink plenty of water. Right from our childhood, we have heard our elders talk about the importance of water and why we should always consume it. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

With water consumption there is absolutely no such thing as too much. You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day and if you are active, you should drink more. Water is a natural cure to a number of problems and can even prevent the onset of numerous problems.

Water can help your fertility!

Here is something that you never heard of before though – water can help increase your chances of getting pregnant! There is no need to stare in disbelief because it is absolutely true. Studies have actually proven that there is a very healthy link between drinking water and getting pregnant.

How much water?

Experts have proven that the more you drink water the better will be your body processes. Your body will function smoothly and all your toxins will be flushed away. Thus, you will be very healthy. Experts have also said that you should drink even MORE water when you are trying to get pregnant. Around 12-14 glasses per day will help you significantly. But how?

Why is water important?

You know that your overall health plays a very important role in pregnancy for sure. Drinking water will improve your overall health and thus, it is obvious that it will increase your chances of getting pregnant. Alongside, as aforementioned, it will ensure that your body functions are smooth. This includes ovulation and fertilization too!

Water helps uterine health

Uterus is a very important organ for pregnancy. The uterus should be healthy and the wall should be thick enough for implantation. If not, even though fertilization occurs you will fail to get pregnant. If by chance you get pregnant, there will be a high chance of miscarriage.

When you drink enough water, you ensure that the uterine wall is strong and thick, and you also ensure the overall health of the uterus. Thus your uterus will be ready for implantation once the egg gets fertilized. A healthy uterus is very important for pregnancy and also for sustaining the pregnancy.

Water on healthy eggs

Along with the uterus, water ensures proper health of the eggs. The eggs get all the nourishment required to mature properly. When your eggs are healthy it is obvious that your baby will be healthy, too. Thus, you should drink plenty of water to make sure that you will have a healthy baby.

Water on cervical mucus

You surely know the importance of cervical mucus. It helps you get pregnant by ensuring that the sperm reach the fallopian tube with ease without facing any troubles on the way. Lack of cervical mucus will make it very difficult to get pregnant. When you drink water, you enhance the production of cervical mucus thereby ensuring the sperm a safe journey through the vagina.

Conclusion

Thus, you can be sure that drinking plenty of water indeed increases your chances of getting pregnant. Drink enough water to get pregnant and also make sure that you continue drinking water even during pregnancy. You and your baby will be very healthy!

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.