Infused water is a great way to making sure that you are staying hydrated during pregnancy and postpartum. By adding a few simple things to a large carafe and letting it sit over night, or in a fancy water infuser bottle, you can create so many flavours right at home!
One of our favourites for summer is Lemon Cucumber. The benefits of lemon water are longstanding with it being a go-to for liver and organ detoxification, and to reduce swelling and inflammation. The cucumber adds a hint of summer flavour. It's refreshing and cool; a great way to increase your water intake, keep your baby body cool, and ensure that you are staying hydrated.
Another great addition to your water is a combination of Watermelon and Mint. It's absolutely delicious and I haven't met a pregnant woman yet who isn't addicted to watermelon during a summer pregnancy. While not evidence based, I would hazard to hunch that the craving of watermelon is our bodies telling us that we need to increase our fluid intake. What a better way to do it than to add some fruit and veg to your water, let it sit and sip the tasty rewards?