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Being Pregnant and Staying Hydrated: How Much Water Should I Drink While Pregnant?

Water supports your body’s vital processes. For that reason, drinking clean, fresh water is essential to having a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.

In this article, we will provide you with a tool to calculate your daily water intake based on your body weight and other factors. We will discuss:

  • The importance of drinking water during pregnancy
  • How much water you should drink during your pregnancy?
  • Symptoms of dehydration during pregnancy
  • The health benefits of drinking more water during pregnancy
  • Causes of dehydration during pregnancy
  • Tips to help you stay hydrated

The general recommendation by medical experts is that expecting mothers should drink about ten eight-ounce glasses of water or other beverages each day. Women need more water to keep their bodies’ vital systems running during pregnancy.

how much water should i drink while pregnant

Plain water is ideal, but milk, juice, coffee, and tea all contain plenty of water and count toward your fluid intake. Calorie-rich fruit juices and sugary drinks can cause swelling, so try and replace them with plain water as much as you can.

In some cases, dehydration causes contractions that may bring on early labor. Giving birth early can be extremely dangerous for you and your baby. Remember, drinking too much water during pregnancy is very difficult to do.

Having a water filter installed in your home can provide you with an instant supply of clean, healthy water that is ready to drink. Contact High Water Standard today to get a water filtering system suited to your specific needs.

How much water should I drink while pregnant?

The recommended amounts of water each woman should drink during pregnancy vary depending on several other factors.

  • Body weight — Our bodies need 1 ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight. Your growing baby will add between 20 and 30 pounds to that number, so you need to adjust your water intake accordingly.
  • Activity levels — Your body uses up more water during exercise as it works to keep your muscles hydrated. Add one eight-ounce glass of water for each hour of exercise you take while pregnant.
  • Temperature — In warmer environments, the body produces sweat to keep us cool. The hotter we get, the more we sweat. Add an eight-ounce glass of water for every hour you spend in temperatures of 70 degrees or more.

How to calculate the ideal water intake for pregnant women

To find out how much water you should drink during pregnancy, use our body weight calculator.

100 pounds = 10 glasses

120 pounds = 10.5 glasses

140 pounds = 11 glasses

170 pounds = 11.5 glasses

200 pounds = 12 glasses

Is drinking a lot of water good for pregnancy?

Water aids your body’s processes. If you don’t drink enough, you will feel your energy levels drop as your body struggles to keep up. The health benefits of proper water consumption are well-known, but there are some additional benefits of drinking more water during pregnancy.

  • Water eases constipation — Many women experience constipation while pregnant. Drinking plenty of water will keep everything moving, helping to prevent additional problems like hemorrhoids and urinary tract infections.
  • Nutrients — Water carries oxygen and nutrients to all the organs and cells in your body. It is critical you drink enough clean, filtered water to make sure you and your baby get all the nutrients from the food you eat.
dehydration during pregnancy
  • Water eases swelling — Your body will retain more fluid if you become dehydrated. If you are swollen, drinking more water can help. If swelling is excessive or sudden, contact your doctor, as this can be a sign of preeclampsia.
  • Preventing dehydration — Dehydration is dangerous for everyone but especially for a pregnant woman. Dehydration during pregnancy can cause cramps headaches, blood pressure changes, exhaustion, and even a stroke.

Causes of dehydration during pregnancy

There are several reasons you could experience dehydration during pregnancy.

  • Increased blood volume — A pregnant woman’s blood volume increases by 50 percent, which is one of the leading causes of dehydration in early pregnancy.
  • Morning sickness — About 50 percent of pregnant women suffer from morning sickness, which leads to water loss. Nausea and vomiting may cause you to limit your fluid intake, but you must drink water to avoid dehydration.
  • Amniotic fluid formation — Amniotic fluid allows for easier fetal movement and development. The formation of this fluid requires extra water.
  • Excessive sweating — Women tend to sweat more while pregnant. If they do not replace this lost water, they may become dehydrated.
  • Diarrhea — During the third trimester, pregnant women are prone to diarrhea, which also causes you to lose water.

What are the symptoms of dehydration during pregnancy?

The effects of dehydration vary according to how much water your body has lost and why. Watch out for the following signs and symptoms, and make sure you are drinking enough water the moment you notice any of them.

  • Increased thirst
  • Chapped lips
  • Tiredness
  • Anxiety
  • Increased heart rate
  • Decreased urination
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Constipation

How to stay hydrated

Sip steadily throughout the day rather than consuming large amounts of water in one go. Fill your water bottle from a water filter system provided by our water filter installation service and keep it handy all day. Sip filtered water before, during and after you work out, or if you find yourself outside on a hot day.


Q: Could I drink lemon water while pregnant?*

A: You can drink lemon water while pregnant. However, physicians do not recommend it if you have gastritis. If you are concerned, consult your doctor before drinking lemon water.

how much water should i drink while pregnant
Q: Is water important for pregnancy?*

A: Drinking fresh, clean water is extremely important for a healthy pregnancy. It helps your body to provide your baby with much-needed nutrients and protection.

Q: How much water should I drink while pregnant?*

A: You should drink at least ten eight-ounce cups during the first two trimesters and increase the amount of water you drink to 12 to 13 cups during the third trimester.

Q: How can I increase my water intake during pregnancy?*

A: To make a healthy habit of drinking water, follow these steps:

  • Sip slowly before and after each meal
  • Carry a bottle of fresh water with you
  • Set reminders or use an app that reminds you to drink
  • Choose water instead of juice or other beverages
  • Call High Water Standard for a quality water filter
Q: What are the symptoms of dehydration during pregnancy?*

A: The most common symptoms of dehydration are:

  • Tiredness
  • Dry throat, mouth, lips, or skin
  • Less frequent urination or dark-colored urine
Q: What can I drink to stay hydrated while pregnant?*

A: The healthiest way to stay hydrated during pregnancy is to drink clean, filtered water.

Don’t underestimate the importance of water during pregnancy. It is also crucial to make sure you’re drinking water that is clean and healthy. At this special time, treat yourself with water that is healthy and free of the contaminants typically found in tap water.

Call High Water Standard to have the water in your home tested and source a water filtering solution that can provide you and your growing family with healthy, clean water.

Experience a Higher Water Standard for Yourself

We improve lives by improving water. With our custom water treatment services, you save on the important things – time, money, and health – so you can live better, work better, and feel better.

At this moment High Water Standard consists from highly experienced people. We do believe that to be a successful company you need to hire not a lot of people, but hire right people, and it is what High Water Standard does. If we combine our experience in water filter industry we will get at about 100 years. Are not we experienced but not old, ah?

We work in homes, apartments, offices, restaurants, medical facilities, and anywhere else that clean filtered water is desired. No matter your need or your location, we offer you full-service water treatment solutions, and guarantee your satisfaction.

We are water purification experts. And we don’t say that lightly. Over the last 15 years, we have improved the water standard for thousands of your fellow New Yorkers with our water treatment systems. We have serviced both commercial and residential clients.

We can install, repair, and perform maintenance on any water treatment system, even if your filter was installed by another company. Our water purification service range stretches across all five New York City boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Bronx, as well as Long Island.

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Leah G.
Leah G.
Amazing business, kind people, fast response time, came quickly to install reverse osmosis water filter under our sink. I am so happy I chose High Water Standard. I would use them again and recommend to anyone wanting clean water in NYC!
Derek J.
Derek J.
Incredible service. Our complex is building owned so we did not know we couldn't drill into the counter. Igor let us know we would just need to buy a different faucet and he would come back the following week. He took the inconvenience in stride and was back the next week for installation. Communication between Igor and their team was so easy, they were on time, and installation went perfect. Such a great deal as well, we were going through so many water bottles, this system will pay for itself in no time. I couldn't recommend High Water Standard more! Thank you
Andy R.
Andy R.
We did quite a bit of research to select the installer of a reverse-osmosis filtration system for our condo in Brooklyn Heights. Even the glowing reviews we read didn't fully prepare us for the wonderful service we have received from Igor, Olena, and their High Water Standard company! The system they installed is top quality and included a new cutout through our marble kitchen island and a custom, dedicated faucet. The triple filtration system provides excellent quality water that we feel is vital to our health and happiness. Best of all, they are just a joy to work with! Igor is super friendly, prompt, and understands the power of clean water in your life. In our opinion, you should just stop reading reviews for anyone else. High Water Standard is the best choice there is!
Joujou N.
Joujou N.
I was sick and tired of the aweful water delivery service I was getting from Ready Refresh (formally Nestle) . Either they don't show up on the delivery date or they don't have enough water bottles or they ignore your instructions where to place the bottles. It was exhausting and I was fed up-not to mention the delivery fees and the cost was out of control. I also wasn't thrilled on having to lug those massive 5 gallon water jugs around. I was so happy when I found High Water Standard. They were very transparent about the process, installation, and the cost. I was very happy to work with Elena. She was very thorough and took her time to explain everything. We were able to get our installation done during the same week. Our technicians were absolutely delightful to work with and guided us on how to use our new water filtration system. A big shout out to Igor and Alex for doing such an amazing job. Go with High Water Standards you will not regret it.
Liliya K.
Liliya K.
I have been using the high water standard for over 5 years now, and it is the best investment I have made for my and my family's health. Igor and his crew are always so professional, reliable and knowledgeable. I have tried other water filters in the past but nothing compares to this amazing filter that the high water standard provides. My whole entire family uses it and loves the fact that the filtration system is unparalleled and that it is installed seamlessly by the crew. Definitely worth the investment for overall health and piece of mind!
Pedro M.
Pedro M.
Friendly and professional service. I spent nearly 4 month researching the right company to test and provide a water treatment solution for the poor quality water that I had. High Water Standard had a great rating and after doing some digging, they came highly recommended. From scheduling a water test to assess what treatment to recommend through the installation process, they were truly professionals. I had a lot of questions and Igor patiently provided answers. They provided a friendly, responsive and professional service experience. I am pleased to be part of the High Water Standard family and recommended them.
Jie C.
Jie C.
We asked for a quote and consultation and Igor was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. He came to our house to test the water and provided a ton of very useful information. He is the right guy to seek out if you are new to the water filtration topic. We really appreciate his help.
Veronica M.
Veronica M.
Have been with this company for over 10 year and they never disappoint with quality of product and their service. I just upgraded my water filter system. Everything was done promptly and with excellent quality. Igor and Edik have been always available for any issues and are super courteous and prompt. Their new employee who came to do the installation was the young man named Alex and was extremely professional, handy and quick. I highly recommend this company for any filtration system you need for your house, as they will give you just what you need unlike some others that will push on you what needs to be sold.
Mat G.
Mat G.
For 15 years I bought cases of bottled water every week, spending probably thousands of dollars every year. And luckily I was able to find a professional company that was able to install the filter water system for a reasonable fee. I am very satisfied with the quality of the water and the services provided by Igor. I strongly recommend high water standard.
Stephi L.
Stephi L.
Owner came to install my water osmosis and I couldn't be more pleased. Installed quickly, answered all of my questions, and the water is super clean. I got my own tester to make sure that the quality is aligned with their claims, and it sure does. I am also glad that I was able to support a family owned business too. Happy customer. Thank you!
Mysp Amaccount
Mysp Amaccount
High Water Standard was great. Emailed them about SimPure water filter we had purchased. They ensured we get the right faucet for the install, checked photos of our under sink space and connections and then came to do the install. Very friendly and helpful. Perfect installation. Looks clean and tidy and well organized under our sink now. Thank you!
Hong Chan Kim
Hong Chan Kim
Igor was very friendly and explained everything clearly on how the system works. Happy with the setup. Smooth process. No mess. Water tastes 100x better. Highly recommend!
Kamco Inc
Kamco Inc
Great family owned business. Love working with them. They did a great job on three separate occasions that they installed water filtration system for us. Will definitely recommend them any time.
Maria Kubiak
Maria Kubiak
Got water filter installed on a few days ago. It’s a life changing experience— everything tastes much better, food that you cook, coffee, tea, and off course water itself). From the very beginning all service provided was very professional. Knowledgeable consulting, impeccable mess free installation. If you planning to upgrade your water quality there is no other place to go.
Lily Andrews
Lily Andrews
Good customer service. Efficient installation. Quality of the water seems high! Prices also seem fair; especially the offer to move an installed filter to a new apartment.
Nataly Ulianitskaya
Nataly Ulianitskaya
Great job, quick and professional!!!
Tomer Cohen
Tomer Cohen
Very friendly and professional. Whole process from reach out to installation took 5 days. Installation was smooth as can be
Dave Kalstein
Dave Kalstein
Great company, very high-end, full-service! Their installation technician, Igor, is an expert and a true professional. When I decided I wanted an entirely different water after he did the initial installation, Igor came back and replaced it with the model I wanted within 24 hours and there was no extra charge. These people are filtered water experts and their customer service is fantastic. Highly recommend.
Claudia Cantarella
Claudia Cantarella
Excellent service from start to finish. Prompt communication, interaction with building management, and scheduling. Installation was professional and efficient. RO water filtration system works beautifully. Very pleased overall. Would highly recommend.

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