Dr Oyebade Jerry
Water is considered as a life giving commodity. Its breathes life into the plants that we eat and care for as well as hydrates our body to help us function and think better.
Everyday, there are tons of new information about the various health benefits of drinking water and yet one of the most important benefit is rarely talked about; water’s contribution towards fertility and pregnancy.
Drinking water affects fertility.
In a world where every little thing could affect fertility, like radiation from computers and mobile devices, stressful situations and environments, and unhealthy food and drinks, now is the most crucial time to think about the health of your future baby, and these facts do not only affect the future mothers out there, but the future fathers as well.
Helping Future Parents Conceive
Drinking water helps with circulation and promotes the woman’s egg cell’s health. On the other hand, the male’s sperm cell is made up of 98% water, knowing this, it’s easy to deduce that poor hydration will lead to a lower sperm count. Experts recommend males who are trying to conceive to drink at least 64 ounces of water daily, more if they have a very active lifestyle or are living and working in a hot environment.
Combat Hormonal Imbalances
Another common cause of infertility are hormonal imbalances. Studies suggest that drinking the daily recommended amount of water will help your hormones to travel to the places in your body in which they are needed most.
Production of Cervical Mucus
Cervical mucus is a very important component towards the journey to pregnancy because it is needed to help the sperm cell successfully travel towards the egg cell. Water will aid in the production of cervical mucus as long as the woman drinks sufficient amounts of it.
It is already established that water aids in the elimination of the toxins that have entered our body by helping us flush it all down. These toxins may also be a reason for infertility, therefore it is very important to detoxify our bodies in preparation of getting pregnant.
Fatigue can cause a person’s mood to drastically fluctuate, and fatigue is one of the early symptoms of dehydration. Couples who are trying to conceive should always remember to hydrate in order to keep their mood levels positive because fertility could be achieved with a good mix of a healthy body and well-being.
In Preparation for Expansion
As the expectant mother’s body starts to expand to make room for the baby, her blood volume increases along with the expansion. Drinking sufficient amounts of water throughout the pregnancy helps with ensuring that your blood is flowing smoothly throughout your changing and growing body.
Cushion and Lubricate Your Organs
When a woman becomes pregnant, she will be needing to drink water more than ever for the sake of nourishing the growing embryo because during pregnancy, the endometrium will become a thick cushion of tissue for the embryo. Drinking water keeps everything move smoothly.
Helps the Kidney and Liver
The kidney and liver are the organs who are responsible for sifting the toxins out of our blood. Water aids these organs in doing their jobs. It is crucial to maintain the health of these two organs during pregnancy to avoid liver disorders and renal disease because this may threaten a woman’s pregnancy.
Prevent Adverse Effects
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through a lot of changes including changes in the way your body digests food and how moisture is retained in your skin. Drink lots of water during this time to avoid drying out your skin and to avoid more serious effects such as constipation which could possibly lead to preterm labor or much worse, a miscarriage.
Water Can Combat Swelling
Contrary to an older belief that drinking a lot of water during your pregnancy can cause you to gain water-weight, the fact is that drinking water can keep the excess water under control and helps keep it away from your ankles.
Promotes Breast Milk Production
A nursing mother should be adequately hydrated at all times because it can help with milk production.
Be sure to keep drinking water before during and after your pregnancy to provide right nutrients to your baby inside and outside of the womb.