Dehydration occurs when our body loses water at a rate faster than the water intake. This is a serious health issue for all but is more critical in case of a pregnant woman. During pregnancy, the water intake of the expecting mother must be significantly high for the healthy development of the baby. Also, lots of complications for the mother may occur if her body is not getting a proper intake of water. These include – defects in the neural tube, inadequate breast milk production, low amniotic fluid, and even premature labour. These complications may further give rise to birth defects in the baby.