View Full Version : Is there such a thing as drinking too MUCH water???
09-09-2003, 03:47 PM
I decided to do an "experiment" today to see how much water I drink. (To try to figure out why I am in the bathroom every 20 minutes!LOL)It is almost 3 PM and I have already downed 65 oz! My guess is by the end of the day I will finish the rest of the gallon that is in the fridge. A GALLON! Sheesh! No wonder I am up and down all day! Is this ok though? I know I didn't drink that much before I got pregnant! It is hot here (91 degrees today)but I haven't even gone outside except to get the mail! I read somewhere that it is possible to dilute your blood by drinking too much water, but how much is too much?? Anyone know? Thanks!
09-09-2003, 03:59 PM
If you're thirsty, it's probably fine. I think it's when you're forcing it that it's a problem....
I don't think you're drinking too much. You are supposed to be drinking lots of water, and I know when I was pregnant, I couldn't get enough. My OB said it was fine. Also, you'd be in the bathroom every 20 minutes anyway, because your bladder is so scrunched by baby! Don't worry, you're almost there!
09-09-2003, 04:45 PM
The short answer is yes. You can dilute the minerals in your blood, causing poor absorption.
It's a long explanation, but you could get sick from forcing yourself to do it.
The best rule of thumb is 8 oz. an hour during the day....
09-09-2003, 05:02 PM
You might want to talk to your dr. about why you might be drinking so much water. As long as you feel ok, I can't see that you are harming yourself. The reason you are peeing every 20 minutes is because you are PREGNANT! ;-) Next month you will be going every 10 minutes... I got to the point that wherever I went, I would scout out the the bathroom location first...pretty sad.
Mommy to Kayla
09-10-2003, 11:47 AM
Well, my OB recommends a gallon of water a day during pregnancy. (And I thought I was fighting for the bathroom enough with my also-pregnant co-worker.) Anyway, I have lots of trouble getting that much since I work in a lab and don't have the opportunity to have a glass sitting on my desk but that is what he recommends. Just my two cents.
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