The Miracle of Water

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The Miracle of Water

So, I don't know if I mentioned this in my other threads, but part of my doctor's instructions after telling me I had polyhydramnios, was to drink a gallon of water a day. I know, right? That's a LOT of freakin' water! So anyway, yesterday I did my darndest to drink as much water as possible. I'm not quite sure I made it to a full gallon, but I drank it until I felt like I was going to split down the middle. Today I felt 100% better! I was actually able to walk from my desk to the bathroom without getting a contraction. I have no idea if it will help my condition, but I'm feeling so much better today. I guess I was dehydrated and didn't know it. I have another u/s and regular visit with the midwife tomorrow morning, so I'm not expecting any miracle changes in 3 days, but hopefully, if I take it easy and keep drinking my water, I won't be quite so miserable. Smile

P.S. Thank you all for your kind words and reassurances...it really means a lot to me.

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That's so great Carrie! I'm glad you're feeling better today! My OB actually tells me at every visit to make sure I'm drinking that much water every day... but I don't think I ever do (does tea count... tea is mostly water lol!)! I know more than anything it helps keep your amniotic fluid where it's supposed to be!

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Oh man, I am so obsessed with water. I have this 24 oz water bottle I carry around all day and I swear I must refill that thing like 7 or 8 times a day. I go through one in the night too! I can't get enough of it! My Midwife told me to drink more water for my BP issues, but I don't think that is possible.
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Glad you are feeling better! Hope you appt. goes well tomorrow!

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I am glad you're feeling better Carrie! You are such a trooper for guzzling that much water. I personally hate water although I do drink more of it now. Sometimes nothing quenches the thirst like a big glass of ice water. Could be because I am still craving ice like nobody's business so the end result of drinking a glass of water is getting to eat the ice!

I hope that drinking the water does the trick for you and your next ultrasound gives you some wonderful news.

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I am glad you are feeling better today! My fluid is low-ish and I am supposed to drink a ton of water too. It is so hard to do though!

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I think it's odd that if you're level is too high you need to drink water and it's the same if it's really low! You'd think it would be the opposite but that probably makes too much sense!

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"_Jessicah_" wrote:

I am glad you're feeling better Carrie! You are such a trooper for guzzling that much water. I personally hate water although I do drink more of it now. Sometimes nothing quenches the thirst like a big glass of ice water. Could be because I am still craving ice like nobody's business so the end result of drinking a glass of water is getting to eat the ice!

I hope that drinking the water does the trick for you and your next ultrasound gives you some wonderful news.

That is great that you feel so much better. Kudos to you for being able to drink that much!

I'm the same way, not a water fan but have been drinking more. Mainly because I crave ice and it helps melt it down to the perfect consistency like I like it. LOL

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Oh good! I'm glad you're feeling better! Smile

I have to do the non-stop water, too. (It's a multiples thing.) When I was working it was easiest to remember if I always had a full water bottle next to me. At home I just leave a Brita filter out with a water glass next to it all the time and drink whenever I get up to pee or anything.

That storm couldn't have helped with the dry air, either. Do you use a humidifier in the house in the winter?

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yay!!! you've inspired me to drink more too Smile

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Oh yes it's all about the water. Glad it's making you feel better! It's hard to realize how much water we really need to grow these babies.

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"PAmom2boys" wrote:

Oh yes it's all about the water. Glad it's making you feel better! It's hard to realize how much water we really need to grow these babies.

Yeah, I definitely underestimated how much water I should be drinking. I like water a lot, but I just forget to drink it. Looking back over my pregnancy, I probably haven't been drinking nearly enough. I definitely have to make it a priority because otherwise I just don't think about it.

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I'm so glad you are feeling better Carrie! You have inspired me to drink more water because I certainly have not been doing that.

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Awesome! So glad you are feeling better. Maybe I will try to drink a ton of water to get me out of this "rainy, grey day morning funk" I am in!