Refreshing and electrolyte balancing hydration powder for pregnancy, labour and postnatal mothers
For pregnancy, labour & postnatal hydration
Pregnancy is a very delicate time. Any disturbance of hydration can put both you and your baby at risk. Keeping well hydrated with balanced electrolytes is one simple way to reduce risk.
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Keeping well hydrated with balanced electrolytes is one simple way to reduce the risk
Keeping well hydrated while pregnant and breastfeeding can be challenging. But staying well-hydrated while pregnant is essential. Your body needs that water to.
Staying hydrated requires a conscious effort to have plenty of liquids. During pregnancy, you need 8 to 12 cups of water a day (2 to 3 liters) . When you’re breastfeeding, your needs are greater.
You may not like to drink so much plain water. An option is to add ISOMUM delicious fruity flavours.
All drinks count, including hot drinks such as decaf tea and coffee. It is important to limit drinks that contain caffeine during pregnancy, as too much can affect your growing baby, this includes sports energy drinks and cola. It is also important to avoid too many fizzy drinks or drinks that are high in sugar.
Healthy drinks choices include:
Carrying a one litre bottle of water with you allows you to keep track of how much you are drinking throughout the day.
Living a sugar-free lifestyle doesn’t mean everything’s a trade-off. ISOMUM has zero sugar and zero calories, making it perfect for anyone managing gestational diabetes. Our real fruit flavour extracts are sweetened with organic stevia leaf, making it refreshing and delicious. And its essential electrolytes make it a healthy addition to your daily hydration.
Electrolytes are a substance that has the ability to conduct an electrical current – they carry energy. Electrolytes are essential. These minerals, found in our blood, conduct electrical impulses in the body, regulate nerve and muscle function, control fluid balance, blood acidity and pressure, control oxygen utilization, and help rebuild damaged tissue. Electrolytes contain cations (positively charged ions) and anions (negatively charged ions). The movement of these ions in opposite directions creates an electrical current. Electrolytes are minerals found in the healthiest foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Main electrolytes include sodium, calcium, chloride, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.
Pregnancy often makes it hard for you to eat and drink well. Especially in the first few weeks, you may experience significant nausea and vomiting. These often cause dehydration.
Sometimes, nausea and vomiting are severe and continue for the entire pregnancy. You may be unable to keep any food or drink down. This condition, hyperemesis gravidarum, can cause dangerous dehydration. You should let your doctor know and follow their treatment.
Watch for the signs of dehydration:
Hyponatremia occurs when the concentration of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that’s in and around your cells.
An adequate water intake is essential when you’re breastfeeding. Try to drink a glass of water every time you feed your baby. You needn’t count your cups of water, but drink enough so that you rarely feel thirsty. You lose about 25 ounces of water in breast milk every day.
Your fluid needs increase a lot while you’re breastfeeding. You should have 128 ounces (3.8 liters or 16 cups) of water a day.
Your water intake is essential for your baby, too. Water makes up 75% of the body weight of a newborn baby. Breast milk is the only source of both nutrition and water for a baby.
Pregnancy is a very delicate time. Any disturbance of hydration can put both you and your baby at risk. Dehydration during pregnancy can reduce a baby’s growth. Their weight, head circumference, and length may all be smaller at birth.
Dehydration occurring over a short time is also dangerous. You might lose a lot of water because of vomiting or diarrhea, for example. If you don’t drink extra liquids to compensate, you could get dehydrated. Rapid dehydration can make you feel weak and dizzy. Your blood pressure may also fall, a condition called hypotension. If you have severe dehydration and hypotension, your doctor may admit you to hospital for intravenous fluids.