Causes of Dehydration during Pregnancy
Pregnant women can experience multiple conditions related to dehydration, including:
- Nausea during pregnancy can cause a reduction in food and fluid intake that could lead to dehydration.
- Morning sickness can lead to a loss of fluid and electrolytes through vomiting.
- Labor – Depending on the length of labor, the woman can lose considerable amounts of fluid & electrolytes through sweat.
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Managing Dehydration in Pregnancy
To prevent and relieve dehydration during pregnancy, pregnant women should consume an oral rehydration solution (Hydralyte) when they are at risk of dehydration. Note: If a woman has a pregnancy-related condition such as pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure, or oedema, she should discuss her approach to managing dehydration with her doctor.
Hydralyte is also suitable for breastfeeding mothers.
Hydralyte is scientifically formulated to contain the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes for rapid rehydration. The formulation is based on the World Health Organization criteria for effective rehydration. Water or sugary drinks are not as effective as Hydralyte, as they do not restore lost electrolytes (which retain the fluid).