The Science of Dehydration
Pregnancy and Dehydration
Causes of dehydration
Dehydration can be common during pregnancy
Dehydration can be caused by:
a) Vomiting: Vomiting causes a loss of fluid & electrolytes
b) Nausea: Long periods of nausea can lead to decreased food and fluid intake
Symptoms of dehydration can include thirst, fatigue, dark urine, dizziness & headaches
Pregnancy and dehydration tip
Use Hydralyte during pregnancy to replace lost electrolytes or maintain electrolyte balance when fluid intake is very low.
Remember to sip or suck on Hydralyte slowly.
Can I use Hydralyte while I’m pregnant?
Hydralyte is suitable for for the treatment of dehydration for pregnant women and breast feeding mothers.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your health care professional.
Packing for labour?
Depending on the length of your labour you can lose considerable amounts of fluid & electrolytes through sweat
Remember to pack Hydralyte to keep you hydrated during labour – Hydralyte Ice Blocks are generally well tolerated.
For all the items you need to pack download a copy of the Australian College of Midwives Labour Checklist