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How To Survive Your First Trimester Of Pregnancy

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14. Staying Hydrated
Water helps nutrients get delivered to your baby, so now is a more important time than ever to be drinking water. Your body needs more of it now that its pregnant, so the amount you were drinking isn’t going to cut it anymore. Typically, you will need at least 64-80 ounces of water, but talk to your doctor about what they recommend for you. Make sure you keep a water bottle with you at all times and set alarms on your phone to remind yourself to drink. Using a straw helps people actually drink more, so invest in some reusable straws. Eating fruit or sipping broth are other good sources of hydration, and if you’re drinking coffee, you’ll need a bit more water a day to make up for the dehydrating effects.