Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

How much water should you drink when you're pregnant?


It is important to drink plenty of water each day when you're pregnant. I usually suggest at least 2 cups more than when not pregnant (see this post). This can seem like a lot when you are already running to the bathroom every hour with a full bladder!

Remember that tea counts – see this post for helpful teas during pregnancy as well as a list of teas and herbs that are safe and not safe (this post discusses how much caffeine is safe to ingest while pregnant).