What if water makes me nauseous? What should I drink instead?

If nausea is getting in the way of reaching your water goals, here are some tips and tricks to stay hydrated:

  • Try flavored or infused water – sometimes a hint of lemon is all you need to curb nausea
  • Try bubbly water – carbonation can help reduce nausea, but be aware it can make heartburn worse
  • Add in electrolyte boosters – Nuun tablets, Vitalyte
  • Up your intake of water-rich foods and alternative beverages – but try to steer clear of juices and processed drinks with lots of added sugars

See also “What should I know about drinking water during pregnancy?