The 4 Best Things to Drink During Pregnancy

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 The 4 Best Things to Drink During Pregnancy

While most of us know that a pregnant mom-to-be needs to up her fluid intake during pregnancy, there’s still the issue of which drinks are the best for both mommy and baby. Baby’s Own Room checked all over cyberspace, and this top 4 list of healthy beverages is what we came up with. Nausea is a common pregnancy symptom that effects what you drink, but, did you know that dehydration can make matters even worse? So, if you are experiencing morning sickness–drink these very slowly and in small amounts to reduce your nausea. 

  • Water – Not surprising, everything we read agreed that water is the best drink, pregnant or not. In addition to flushing toxins out of your system, it’s also calorie free, refreshing, and has nothing artificial in it. If you’re like me, water can get boring. Some women find that adding a sprig of mint or slice of fruit makes it a more exciting drink.
  • Herbal Tea – As with everything else, take precautions when consuming herbal tea. Matter of fact we suggest that you talk to your health provider about the list of teas to stay away from during your pregnancy. Some feel that herbal tea may be good for you during your pregnancy. According to the AmericanPregnancy.org, “many alternative medicine health care providers feel that using certain herbal teas during pregnancy is a great way to support optimal pregnancy health.”
  • Milk – Now this one was hard for me to swallow. I don’t much like the taste of milk, but it’s good for you, without a doubt. Aim for low fat milk that offers good things like Vitamin D, protein, and vitamin B12. Hope you like milk because it’s one of the best drinks to consume when you’re pregnant and beyond.
  • Decaf Coffee or Tea – If you are a coffee lover, you’re gonna LOVE this! Although you should limit your caffeine intake while pregnant, there are many delicious decaffeinated choices out there as an alternative. If you just can’t seem to give up your C-O-F-F-E-E, talk to your health provider about a safe limit for your specific situation.

Java lovers quick tip: Limit your caffeine, per day, during pregnancy to the amount found in two 5 ounce cups of regular coffee or three cups of regular tea. Reference: The Cleveland Clinic for more information on good nutrition during your pregnancy.

What are some of the drinks you avoided during your pregnancy? Other than high calorie milkshakes, sodas, alcohol, and sweet teas during your pregnancy, Baby’s Own Room says– Eat, drink and be merry. 🙂

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