I've been struggling to drink at least 2-3 litres of water every day and I'm looking for alternatives but here lies the problem....
With my last pregnancy I lived on Soda/mineral water and tonic water. I'm not a big water drinker so I thought I was doing the right thing to be drinking these other drinks (they were in moderation though).
However, I ended up with a UTI late in pregnancy which brought on early labour at 35 weeks. I later found out that a UTI can easily be brought on by eating too many refined foods and foods high in sugar as well as soft drinks because of the bubbles which irritate the bladder. Fruit juice (especially anything citric) is also a big no no.
So....this pregnancy I'm really limiting myself to water but I find its so boring and get to the end of the day and realise I've probably only had about 1 litre. Since I'm now prone to these UTI's in pregnancy I really should be drinking more than the norm to ensure my bladder flushes out any possible germies very quickly and before they can cause problems.
So does anyone have any alternatives ? Would "diet" driks (like sugar free cordial) be better as they dont contain sugar??? I know when I'm really thirsty I can down a Sprite in a manner of minutes but I'll easily hang onto a bottle of water for hours.
I need help girls....!
Cheers & thanks
PS I already take Cranberry tablets to help stave off any UTI.