I'd like you to meet my new best friend...the toilet! Pretty much any toilet anywhere. I can't go anywhere anymore without having to use one. It is crazy how much I've had to pee!
I thought I took a lot of bathroom breaks when I was drinking coffee in the morning. It's so much worse now and that's to be expected. It's really annoying! It's only gonna get worse as the baby gets bigger too and starts playing soccer with my bladder.
I have been drinking more which of course adds to the problem. I've certainly been more aware of it anyway. I'm drinking close to 64 ounces of water a day, plus I'm drinking a small glass of 100% fruit/vegetable juice (th help satisfy my daily requirements of fruits and veggies) and I'm drinking at least one big glass of milk a day.
Drinking lots of water is very important during pregnancy. The nurse told me it's very easy to get dehydrated and that's never good.
I'm told that pasturized milk during pregnancy is good. I'm a skim milk drinker usually, but I read that during pregnancy I should drink at least 1% because the fat is good for me and the baby. I also read that drinking milk during pregnancy could reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis. I'm not sure if I'm willing to take that one to the bank though because the Dairy State has one of the highest rates of MS in the country.
In WI milk is a very important source of Vitamin D, because the other source, the sun, hides on us in stormy weather and in winter we hide from it. Vitamin D in milk will help prevent neonatal rickets. Milk also contains riboflavin and inadequate consumption of riboflavin is linked to decreases in birth weight, length and head circumference. Though a smaller head sounds pretty good to expecting mothers it's not a good thing for the baby.
I know that some women have been advised not to drink milk during pregnancy. I'm not sure why. I had heard something about avoiding milk allergies in the baby. Were you or anyone you know advised not to drink milk while pregnant? Why not?