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How much water should I be drinking every day if I am ok?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 8c of any liquids
The typical recommended amount of fluid to take in daily is around 8 cups.
That includes water, milk, juice, other beverages & liquid from foods like fruit. Thirst indicates too little. The ideal varies from day to day depending on heat, activity, etc. However, most women should try to drink a cup at and between each meal/snack and at bedtime to keep the fluid level steady, especially if pregnant.

In brief: 8c of any liquids
The typical recommended amount of fluid to take in daily is around 8 cups.
That includes water, milk, juice, other beverages & liquid from foods like fruit. Thirst indicates too little. The ideal varies from day to day depending on heat, activity, etc. However, most women should try to drink a cup at and between each meal/snack and at bedtime to keep the fluid level steady, especially if pregnant.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 64 oz of H20 or more
On a normal day, without excessive activity or heat, you should drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day (or about 64oz).
If you're working out and sweating or it is hot enough to cause you to sweat you should increase your water consumption accordingly. In addition, if you drink significant amounts of caffeine you should increase water intake secondary to caffeine's diuretic effect.

In brief: 64 oz of H20 or more
On a normal day, without excessive activity or heat, you should drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day (or about 64oz).
If you're working out and sweating or it is hot enough to cause you to sweat you should increase your water consumption accordingly. In addition, if you drink significant amounts of caffeine you should increase water intake secondary to caffeine's diuretic effect.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
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Dr. Kathryn Mercer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 1/2 gallon +/-
Rule of thumb: take your weight in pounds and divide by two.
That's how many ounces you should take in if you are moderately active. Obviously more if it's hot or you are very active.

In brief: 1/2 gallon +/-
Rule of thumb: take your weight in pounds and divide by two.
That's how many ounces you should take in if you are moderately active. Obviously more if it's hot or you are very active.
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 8c per day
If a woman has vomiting or diarrhea, she would need to get more fluid, sometimes by intravenous (IV) solution.
If she is in extreme heat or is sweating more than usual, she might need more than 8c per day. If pregnant and uncertain about how much fluid to drink or take in the form of foods, she should never hesitate to speak with a nutritionist and/or physician due to risks of dehydration.

In brief: 8c per day
If a woman has vomiting or diarrhea, she would need to get more fluid, sometimes by intravenous (IV) solution.
If she is in extreme heat or is sweating more than usual, she might need more than 8c per day. If pregnant and uncertain about how much fluid to drink or take in the form of foods, she should never hesitate to speak with a nutritionist and/or physician due to risks of dehydration.
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Dr. Lauren Phillips
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: At least 8 glasses
At least 64 ounces of water per day.

In brief: At least 8 glasses
At least 64 ounces of water per day.
Dr. Lauren Phillips
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Quench thirst
Drink enough water to quench your thirst.
We ignore our body's signals to us telling us when to eat and drink. And many people confuse thirst for hunger.

In brief: Quench thirst
Drink enough water to quench your thirst.
We ignore our body's signals to us telling us when to eat and drink. And many people confuse thirst for hunger.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Keep your pee clear
If your urine is clear to light yellow then you are drinking enough water. This is a quick and easy way to make sure you are hydrated.
Vitamins will make your urine a little more yellow than usual.

In brief: Keep your pee clear
If your urine is clear to light yellow then you are drinking enough water. This is a quick and easy way to make sure you are hydrated.
Vitamins will make your urine a little more yellow than usual.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: At least 8 glasses
Your water intake needs depend on activity, diet, temperature and your metabolism. Make sure you're drinking enough so that your urine is fairly clear. Any time you are not feeling that well, the first thing to do is drink more water.

In brief: At least 8 glasses
Your water intake needs depend on activity, diet, temperature and your metabolism. Make sure you're drinking enough so that your urine is fairly clear. Any time you are not feeling that well, the first thing to do is drink more water.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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