+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default Thirsty!

    Hi all!

    Quick question. I am 11w2d pregnant with baby number 3. The last few weeks I feel like I am always thirsty??? I've been drinking 2-3L of water a day and still feel like I can't quite quench my thirst. I was just wondering whether many other mummas out there have experienced this in the first trimester? My morning sickness has calmed down alot (unless i get too hungry) and I dont have any other strange symptoms, so I was hoping to maybe just put it down to hormones? Any help would be appreciated

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    850
    Thanks
    314
    Thanked
    394
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    The incredible thirst was one of the first signs I was pregnant with DD. I think it lasted till about 12 weeks?
    Makes sense when you realise your blood volume is increasing for the baby.
    Strangely I haven't had the same thirst with my current pregnancy!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    443
    Thanks
    595
    Thanked
    263
    Reviews
    0
    I think being thirsty can be because your oxytocin levels are changing. I got crazy thirsty in the third trimester of my first pregnancy, and get thirsty every time I get letdown when I breastfeed. I'm pretty sure I read it was linked to oxytocin. But of course still mention it to your healthcare provider when you next see them! Good luck with things!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,875
    Thanks
    1,267
    Thanked
    1,453
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'm still super thirsty every day at about 24 weeks now! If I don't have my 10 or so sups of water a day (maybe more) I get headaches and even cramps. Body needs it, I guess. Totally normal.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    493
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked
    171
    Reviews
    0
    A friend found the same thing and got tested early for gestational diabetes as she had a family history of it. In her case it was being caused by the GD so it's worth mentioning to your doctor.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks for the replies everyone i went to see the doc today. She didnt seem to think it was GD. She said it was most likely just hormones as she had checked my sugars in late june and they were fine. But she said just to ease my mind and rule it out shes gonna get me to go for the GTT Wednesday, which I am soooooo not looking forward to! I have to eat the minute I wake up lately or I get really really nauseous to the point of almost vomitting. So its going to be interesting lol

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Mumma2two86 For This Useful Post:

    Mad84  (02-08-2016)


 

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
sales & new stuffsee all
The Little Gym Bella Vista
Get ready for some serious, fun gymnastics! The Little Gym Bella Vista
The world’s premier experiential learning and physical development center for children ages 4 months - 12 years. Create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear
featured supporter
Philips AVENT Australia
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, but it’s good to know there is expert advice on hand to ensure that your baby gets the best start in life.
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!