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Drinking More Water Can Ease Pregnancy Aches and Pains
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Being pregnant can be one of the most joyous occasions in life, but it is not without its challenges.

It can mean joint pain and stiffness, added weight gain, morning sickness, heartburn, leg cramps and water retention.

All of these symptoms, however, can be alleviated naturally by drinking water, say experts.

Pregnancy can be a taxing time for a mother’s body,” says Dr. Pietro Baio, DC, of Performance Edge Chiropractic, P.C. “Vitamins and minerals are now needed for both mom and child. The increased consumption can cause a decrease in natural alkaline minerals, which can be a factor in morning sickness and the possibility of the child being born with jaundice. Adding alkaline water to the drinking regime of the mother during pregnancy can aid in a smoother pregnancy and birth.”

According to the American Pregnancy Association, dehydration can lead to miscarriages and preterm labor, as well as constipation and fatigue. The takeaway message for women who are pregnant? Drink more water.

That is why a minimum of six to eight glasses of water per day (10-12 are even better) is recommended to avoid dehydration, possible cramping and other problems.

Think about it: Water acts as the body’s transportation system by carrying nutrients through the blood to the baby, aiding in digestion, flushing the system of unwanted toxins, and generally keeping our internal systems running smoothly.

Not all water is the same, however. Tap water, for example, has been known to contain high levels of lead and other potentially harmful ingredients for you and your developing baby. Bottled water can also be a concern, since most brands can come from any source and remain unregulated.

Instead, consider adding alkaline water to your daily intake. By using oxygenated drinking water such as Alkame Water, you can enhance your energy levels as well as give your immune system a boost through added antioxidant properties in the water.

Unlike its tap and bottled water counterparts, Alkame is created in such a way that cells in the body absorb water much faster so that it hydrates you (and baby) more completely. Better yet, the bottle is made of biodegradable plastic, making it safer for mother and baby. The bottles have a long shelf life, and they are BPA-free and 100 percent recyclable.

Experts also recommend spreading your water intake throughout the day rather than larger glasses a few times a day. In this way, you and your baby will be assured of staying hydrated at all times.

Alkame Water, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alkame Holdings, Inc.

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