Are You Staying Hydrated?
We know, we know, all those trips to the bathroom are driving you crazy-but you shouldn't slack off on your fluid intake because of it. Staying hydrated is more important than ever now, due to your body's increased volume of blood. Plus, fluids can help you fight the fatigue and constipation that many pregnant women experience. You should still be sure to gulp down 8 glasses a day, but take heart: All non-caffeinated beverages count toward your goal. Broth-based low-sodium soups and water-rich fruits and veggies can also help keep you hydrated.