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Always thirsty

I am 6 weeks pregnant and I am always thirsty. Is this normal and how do I stay quenched?
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Hi!
If you were my patient, I would advise you that this is not uncommon in the first trimester of pregnancy.  I might be tempted to check a blood glucose level (if you have any personal or family history that puts you at risk for diabetes) but otherwise, I would just advise you to keep a water bottle handy and stay close to the ladies' room!
Good luck!
Dr B
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Yes it is normal I am constantly thirsty i am 28weeks now, I think it's a mixture of change in body temperature, more frequent urinating and foetus needing fluid for growth and amniotic fluid. I would still ask doctors or midwife though just in case
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I'm 17 weeks and just getting over being thirsty all the time. My husband thought I was crazy and I felt so bad for the waitress when we went out to eat going through so many waters. :/ oops. Haha
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I am around six weeks as well and cant get enough water. I seriously drink cup after cup of ice water and still wake up dying of thirst.
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Im very thirty too. And even lip skin breaking (7/8) weeks but my issue is i cant stand water :( unless im eating something and vomiting acid just started on week 5 (iiuk). Wish could drink a lot like u girls
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I'm 33 weeks n been thirsty my entire pregnancy
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Are you avoiding caffeine?  Too much is not recommended during pregnancy, anyway, but it can also cause dehydration.  Otherwise, you're fine.  If you hate water, like I do, stock up on some water flavorings, like Mio or the ones from Crystal Light.
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So im only like 3weeks maybe 4 n i get thirsty alot n my breath stinks alot more... I never had stinky breath y is that??
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im sooooo thirsty all the time.. i got off of bc a month ago and its 6 days until i am supposed to start..i also am very tired and  bloated, i feel like a whale.. I dont know if this is normal or if im overreacting or what....anyone else have these issues when they were pregnant?
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