(Hint: Adding something salty to your diet sends a message to your brain to hold onto water reserves to maintain proper fluid balance. While you don’t want to overdo your salt intake, you can safely nibble on salty crackers.) Second trimester. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that women increase their calorie intake by an extra 340 calories per day when they enter the second trimester . Employing the guideline to add If you’re finding it hard to drink 80 ounces of water a day, try changing the type of water you’re drinking. Here are a few go-to options: Tap water. The water supply of most cities is tested to meet safety standards, so you can usually drink straight out of the faucet without concern. But if you live in an older home and suspect it may have lead pipes , get your water tested just to be safe. Seltzer or more… carbonated water. Both seltzer and carbonated water are safe during pregnancy. The bubbles will add a zing that may just help with nausea. Mineral water.



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