+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Mod-Nomsie's Avatar
    Mod-Nomsie is offline Administrator
    Winner 2009/10/11/12/13 - Most helpful Moderator
    Winner 2011 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Winner - Quickest 'Thanker' on the Hub
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    23,657
    Thanks
    6,899
    Thanked
    7,026
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/1/15

    Default Thirsty all the time- cause for concern or just thirsty?

    These last few days I'm just so, so thirsty all the time. Like on Tuesday, I drank over 1.5 litres of water- more than what I usually do, and I had hardly peed all day, and I had a cracker headache by 3:30.

    I'm sitting here now, despite having drunk over a litre today, plus more, feeling very thirsty again.

    Is this cause for concern, or am I just really, really thirsty?

    (Apologies if this seems like a dumb question- not feeling terribly smart lately!! )

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    13,466
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    2,355
    Reviews
    35
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default Thirsty all the time- cause for concern or just thirsty?

    When I was pregnant with DD I was constantly thirsty!!

    I couldn't get enough fluids, I'd drink a liter of water and would still be thirsty.

    I was told it is a sign of diabetes but I didn't have it.

    After a a couple of months it got better but it did take ages. I'd bring it up with your care provider.

  3. #3
    Mod-Nomsie's Avatar
    Mod-Nomsie is offline Administrator
    Winner 2009/10/11/12/13 - Most helpful Moderator
    Winner 2011 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Winner - Quickest 'Thanker' on the Hub
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    23,657
    Thanks
    6,899
    Thanked
    7,026
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/1/15

    Default Thirsty all the time- cause for concern or just thirsty?

    Thanks. I definitely will, just have to wait a while.. Apparently he's quite popular!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Coffs Harbour
    Posts
    227
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    92
    Reviews
    0

    Default Thirsty all the time- cause for concern or just thirsty?

    From memory the RDI for water whilst pregnant is 2 litres. So I don't think it is cause for concern.
    I was drinking at least this when pregnant with DD.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked
    56
    Reviews
    0

    Default Thirsty all the time- cause for concern or just thirsty?

    Perfectly normal! Think of all the amazing things going on in you at the moment - making extra blood (for u and bub), making organs, all those brand new baby cells, plus ur body running at a slightly higher temp - it's thirsty work! Just make sure u have a water bottle handy n refill as u need during the day, and try n stay away from sweetened drinks (juice, soft drink); the sugar can dehydrate u a lil more as well.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    847
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    167
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Thirsty all the time- cause for concern or just thirsty?

    I have GDM and I wasn't that thirsty during the day but at night woke up with an incredibly dry mouth every night

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in Vic...Bubhubbing!
    Posts
    2,288
    Thanks
    302
    Thanked
    526
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I was very thirsty when pregnant...I just drank and drank and drank but no sign of GD.

    What I used to do if I found that I just couldnt quench my thirst was to have one of those hydralyte satches (yes you can have them when pregnant). And they always did the trick. I think when you are pregnant and hot that you need the added glucose and electrolytes...especially if water isnt cutting it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    4,110
    Thanks
    1,604
    Thanked
    2,087
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Have you given up any other drinks? Eg. coffee, tea, soft drink?

    I was thinking 'gosh I'm always thirsty', but then realised I used to have between 2-4 cups of coffee/tea through the day (800ml-1L worth of fluid!) and now I'm not into either of those.

    I don't think anything under about 2.5L is a lot, I've always drank close to 1.5l (more when it's hot) a day + hot drinks.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    322
    Thanks
    437
    Thanked
    69
    Reviews
    0
    your RDI of water is calculated as follows:wight in KG / 0.024 = mL of water you should be drinkingso for me:63/0.024=2625 there for as a normal non pregnant person I should be consuming 2.6L of water a day.Then if you drink anything caffeinated or sweetened you should also drink that on top of your standard water as they can both dehydrate you.However for me this is not nearly enough. I have always drank closer to 3-4L of water a day and since I've been pregnant it's been more like 4-5L. If I don't drink that much it's telling in my urine output (colour is a good indication) and also the fluid I retain. If I don't drink this quantity I start to swell up quickly, but keep my water intake up and I'm fine.So no I wouldn't think what you are drinking is even close to abnormal, however if it is abnormal for you of course it's best to mention to your OB/GP/midwife etc
    Last edited by PR2bMum; 08-02-2013 at 16:32.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Parenting concern please help
    By Tiabarrett in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 15-01-2013, 19:44
  2. Might be a silly concern...
    By DarcyJ in forum Morning Sickness
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21-09-2012, 09:54
  3. Do you get thirsty with let down?
    By Witwicky in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-02-2012, 09:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Springfree Trampoline
Give the Ultimate Christmas Gift Springfree Trampoline
The World's Safest Trampoline™ is now also the world's first Smart Trampoline™. Sensors on the mat detect your every move and your jumps control fun, educational and active games on tablet. Secure the Ultimate Christmas Gift today!
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Sudocrem / Infacol
Sudocrem® Healing Cream is a soothing emollient cream which aids and assists in the management of nappy rash, eczema, abrasions, wounds and minor skin irritations. Infacol Wind Drops are an effective method of treating wind in infants.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!