Hydration during pregnancy is key, so keep that Swell bottle or Poland Spring handy. As a pregnant woman, you need more water than the average person since it plays a huge role in the development of your babe. Did you know water helps form the placenta? It’s also used to form the amniotic sac later in pregnancy and it keeps the blood properly hydrated, making it easier for the heart to pump. It also oxygenates the organs + muscles, which reduces the risk of cramps, strains, and circulation problems as well as UTI’s. So do your job, mama, and drink at least 8 cups of water everyday. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty, just keep it coming, and remember to eat hydrating foods like fruit and vegetables.