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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do i have to drink more water now that i am pregnant?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: While pregnant, it is important to stay hydrated, but it is not crucial to drink buckets of water. Drink enough water so that your urine appears to be a clear pale yellow. Depending on heat and humidity on a given day and your activity level, the amount of fluids to drink can vary quite a bit.
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
No: Too much water will bloat you. Just drink enough to keep from being thirsty.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink water out of the tap while I am pregnant?

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Yes: Tap water, in most places in the USA, are as safe or safer than bottled water. However if you have any doubts about the quality of the tap water it should be boiled before drinking.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

How much water should you drink while pregnant?

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Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Water calculation: Water intake should be based on weight. At a minimum, drink 1/2 ounce per pound (so 65 ounces if you weigh 130 pounds). In metric, this is 30-31 mL per kilogram. So the 130-pound person is equivalent to 59 kilograms. At 30 mL per kg, that gives a daily total of about 1.75 liters (59 x 30 = 1770 mL). This amount should increase as your weight increases, especially in the third trimester.

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