We at Sneak-A-Peek Imaging 3D 4D Ultrasounds LLC, cannot stress the importance of drinking adequate amounts of water while pregnant! Being well hydrated not only helps pregnant women get awesome 3D ultrasound pictures and 4D video, it helps with the pregnant mothers well-being. Water is an excellent drink of choice for pregnant women. Drinking water helps women to rehydrate without consuming calories and sugars. If you are a nursing mother, water consumption is just as necessary. It is important for a pregnant woman to stay sufficiently hydrated during pregnancy and post-partum to ensure proper health. When pregnant or breastfeeding, a woman’s water requirements are higher than usual. That is why water is needed to form amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby, supports the increase in blood plasma volume and produces breast milk. Being well hydrated may help alleviate some pregnancy related conditions.

During pregnancy, dehydration seems to occur more often than not. Dehydration comes with symptoms such as nausea, headaches, dizziness, muscular cramps and edema, just to name a few. Water retention (a feeling of bloating) is also a common symptom of dehydration. To flush out excess water from your system you need to drink more…you guessed it…WATER!

Drinking enough water also helps prevent certain infections such as urinary tract infections, which are common during pregnancy. By drinking a good amount of water it dilutes the urine, which reduces the risk of vaginal infections. Less water intake could also lead to other form of infections. Urea, toxins and other wastes are flushed out of the body if you drink enough water throughout the day.

At Sneak-A-Peek Imaging 3D/4D ultrasounds LLC, we encourage you to increase your water intake substantially before coming in for your 3D 4D ultrasound. Having an adequate amount of water helps with producing amniotic fluid. Being well hydrated will make a world of difference in your 3D pictures and 4D video. The images will come out a lot clearer, and the features on your baby’s face will stand out a lot more! But don’t worry about being uncomfortable during your 3D 4D ultrasound session due to a full bladder. We will require you go to the restroom before your session, so you can enjoy your 3D 4D ultrasound experience comfortably. So whether you schedule your 2D gender check, 3D ultrasound, or 4D ultrasound in our Houston or Lake Jackson office, please remember water is key!