- 520 mg of sodium chloride
- 580 mg of trisodium citrate dihydrate
- 300 mg of potassium chloride
- 2.7 g of glucose, anhydrous
These are almost similar to the contents of another brand of Oral Rehydration Salts that says their ORS has no special problems for pregnant and lactating mothers².
Still, if you’re pregnant and thinking about taking Hydrite, please consult your doctor first. That way, you’ll know if it’s safe for you and your baby. The doctor will also provide you with the correct dosage and frequency.
Why It’s Crucial To Prevent Dehydration During Pregnancy
More than knowing if Hydrite for pregnant women is safe, let’s talk about hydration in general.
Hydration is an important aspect of a healthy pregnancy. In fact, one report determined that the mother’s hydration status affects fetal characteristics, including head and chest circumference, length, and birth weight³.
For this reason, hydration should also be a priority when the woman is pregnant.
When the mother is well-hydrated, she (and her baby) can have the following benefits.
- Reduced risk of developing constipation and hemorrhoids
- Reduce swelling
- Increased energy
- “Cool” body temperature
- Decreased risk of having urinary tract infections
- Decreased risk of preterm labor
- Soft skin