If you’re currently growing, pushing* or breastfeeding a tiny human, odds are you’re dehydrated. Your body is working hard and your recommended daily fluid intake increases significantly. But your time, desire and bladder capacity to drink heaps of water decreases.

*if you’re actually reading this while pushing, please stop immediately. We’ll be here when you’re done.

  • I no longer walk. I waddle... HYDRATE ME.
  • I am woken up every hour... HYDRATE ME!
  • Will I ever sleep again? HYDRATE ME.
  • I can no longer sneeze without fear... HYDRATE ME.
  • I no longer walk. I waddle... HYDRATE ME.
  • I am woken up every hour... HYDRATE ME!
  • Will I ever sleep again? HYDRATE ME.
  • I can no longer sneeze without fear... HYDRATE ME.
  • I no longer walk. I waddle... HYDRATE ME.
  • I am woken up every hour... HYDRATE ME!
  • Will I ever sleep again? HYDRATE ME.
  • I can no longer sneeze without fear... HYDRATE ME.
  • I just got my vagina stitched... HYDRATE ME.
  • I just got my vagina stitched... HYDRATE ME.
  • I just got my vagina stitched... HYDRATE ME.

Our hydration drinks are formulated to meet the electrolyte & health needs of women pre, during and post-pregnancy.

Electrolytes

Low calorie

Folic Acid

Low sodium

Vitamin C

Low sugar

Magnesium

No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners

Gang's all here.

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So, why not just drink water?

You should drink water! Lots of water!! But sometimes life gets in the way and you just don’t / can’t / won’t. You’re too busy throwing up in a toilet, falling asleep in the middle of TV shows or accepting unsolicited parenting advice from strangers, thanks very much.

When you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, sometimes you need more than water.

And that’s where we come in. We’re healthy hydration when water just… can’t.

FAQs

  • Why is hydration so important in pregnancy?

    From about 6-8 weeks gestation, your body’s total water volume will start to increase and by the last trimester you’ll have about 300 fl oz of extra fluid sloshing around inside you.

    All that extra water is basically helping to 'build' your baby. It helps to form the amniotic fluid; it helps your body produce all the extra blood it needs (your blood volume will increase by up to 50% throughout pregnancy!); it builds new tissue; and it also carries nutrients to your baby.

    Another factor is that when you’re pregnant your urine output increases significantly, as do your ‘insensible’ losses – fluid lost through perspiration and breathing (which we actually think is quite sensible, but anyway…).

    Basically you’re a growing, weeing, sweating, puffing mess. And all these changes mean that you need to consume more fluid each day!

    Experts recommend approximately 78 fl oz (around 10 – 12 glasses) per day. If you’re vomiting or exercising or living in extreme heat, you’ll need to up this even more.

  • Why is hydration so important when breastfeeding?

    Everyone is so focused on the birth that they forget to tell you that breastfeeding is really hard work! When breastfeeding, women lose around 24 fl oz of water per day via their breastmilk alone (water accounts for 87% of breastmilk and the average milk production in the first six months of breastfeeding is 26 fl oz per day). You need about an extra quart of fluid every day to keep your body hydrated and your milk supply up.

    And for new moms who aren’t breastfeeding, there’s still a chance you’re dehydrated. You’re time-poor, sleep-deprived and hormone-full, all the active ingredients of exhaustion. Staying hydrated often falls to the bottom of your to-do list.

    Experts recommend approximately 88 fl oz (around 12-15 glasses) per day for breastfeeding women. If you’re exercising or living in extreme heat, you’ll need to up this even more.

  • How do I know if I’m dehydrated?

    One of the most tell-tale signs is by looking at the colour of your wee – if it’s dark yellow to brown, that usually means you are dehydrated. There are a number of other indicators too, such as a dry mouth, lips or tongue, headaches, dizziness and – this one sounds obvious so bear with us – feeling thirsty.

  • What are the benefits of hydration?

    Being hydrated decreases the risk of urinary tract infections, constipation and hemorrhoids, reduces swelling, increases your energy levels, keeps you cooler… shall we go on? (Don’t even get us started on the benefits for your skin). Also, if you’re breastfeeding, you need to stay hydrated in order to keep your baby hydrated! Since they get all their hydration and nutrients from your breastmilk, it’s important you’re keeping your milk supply up by consuming adequate fluids in order to pass it onto your baby.

  • Does hydration help with fatigue and exhaustion?

    Yes! One of the big causes of fatigue in pregnancy and when breastfeeding is dehydration. (Sleep deprivation is obviously also a factor, but we can’t help with that - talk to your baby!) And to make matters worse, a symptom of dehydration is reduced energy and tiredness. Break the cycle! Keep your fluids up and make hydration a habit, by taking a water bottle with you everywhere you go or setting an alarm to remind you to hydrate. Replace lost electrolytes. The more hydrated you are, the more natural energy you will have and the better you will feel.

  • Does hydration help with morning sickness?

    It absolutely can. If you suffer from morning sickness (or general first trimester fatigue and nausea) drinking enough fluids is very important. Particularly because morning sickness causes dehydration. Many women find it hard to stomach lots of water if they are experiencing nausea, in which case an electrolyte drink such as Aquamamma can help. Some women need bubbles, so a carbonated drink may also help, or perhaps a soothing herbal tea. The main thing to remember is that you’re rehydrating with healthy fluids - not drinks with high sugar, sodium and calorie counts.

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