Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times of your life—it can also be one of the most uncomfortable, particularly if you’re expecting during the hot summer months. Here are our top tips for staying cool while pregnant in the summer heat.
HYRDATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
We probably don’t need to tell you this but it is important for you to stay hydrated – even more so during the summer heat. Always have water on hand and bring water with you wherever you go. You should be drinking 10 cup of water per day!
CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION
On hot steamy days, plan an outing to catch a movie in the movie theatre or plan an outing to the local shopping mall where A/C is plentiful. If you do decide to venture outside, find a nice shaded area under a tree, awning or umbrella to relax.. You can always go and buy yourself a cool drink and sit in a café or restaurant to stay cool while you nurse.
AVOID THAT HOT AFTERNOON SUN
If possible, avoid the hottest part of the day between 1-4pm and , schedule your walks and outdoor activities in the early morning or evening.
DUNK THAT BUMP
Swimming is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day. Enjoy a fun day at the community pool keeping cool or enroll in an aquatics class! Aquatics classes are also a perfect activity if you want to get a little exercise that is low-impact and easy on your joints!
CONQUER THAT SWELLING
Edema -- fluid retention that causes swelling, particularly in your hands, feet, and ankles -- can get worse in these scorching months! To alleviate or avoid this as much as possible, reduce your salt intake and whenever possible elevate your feet! Also As counterintuitive as it sounds, sipping water actually helps your body rid itself of excess fluid it's hanging on to.
ENJOY YOUR LAZY BABY FREE DAYS! TREAT YOURSELF!
Make it your mission to relax as much as possible- before baby! Enjoy a babymoon away! Take some time for self-care—schedule a manicure, pedicure, or massage in an air conditioned salon! Keep your feet up! Enjoy your last summer without baby J
LOOK FOR EASY, BREEZY FASHION
Summer pregnancy can be hard, but the fashion choices don’t need to be. Look for loose dresses in fabrics that are breathable cotton, linen, Also check out our 3-in-1 Birthing gowns that can be worn as a maternity dress. They are made from breathable bamboo fabric. Lighter colored clothes are also a good choice for the summer months!
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