The more I talk about my chronic problem with dehydration, the more I realize I’m not alone. I know so many women who, like me, have trouble staying hydrated every day.
Women and hydration: why is it so important to drink enough each day? Dehydration can spark a myriad of health issues, from headaches and fatigue to indigestion, heartburn, and trouble with kidney function. And lack of hydration during pregnancy can be even more serious, including complications like urinary tract infections and even preterm labor. In a pregnant body, water is essential to the distribution of nutrients for both mom and baby, and the need for extra fluids extends throughout the breastfeeding experience, too.
Quite simply, dehydration is unhealthy and dangerous. Continue reading