As beautiful and amazing as it is to bring a new life into the world, the process of getting there isn’t always a pretty one. Every pregnancy comes with its own set of issues and annoyances, and these issues can be exacerbated by tons of things, especially the weather. Things are already heating up and for all the pregnant mamas out there, getting through the summer season while pregnant isn’t always easy. Hopefully, these tips make things a little better.
1. Spend A Lot Of Time By The Pool
If you are lucky enough to have a pool in your home or neighborhood or have a nice public pool nearby, you should take advantage of that as much as possible. Not only is swimming and lounging in the sun super relaxing but it is always a great way to keep cool while outside during a time of the year when that is next to impossible.
2. Wear Loose, Light Clothes
During pregnancy, the clothes you wear contribute greatly to your comfort. When pregnant in the summer, you should focus on clothing items that are going to keep you both comfortable and cool. Loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing is great for this. Never count out the greatness of a simple white cotton t-shirt or a flowy floral dress.
3. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is important for everyone during the summer but especially for expecting mamas. Dehydration is a common affliction during the summer months, one that can lead to serious issues. Try to keep a filled water bottle with you at all times. Cut down on the amount of sodas and sugary drinks you consume. If you want something sweet try infusing some fresh fruit in your water at home.
4. Hang Out In Cool Places
When you’re experiencing a summer pregnancy, movie theaters, malls, museums, and any other place with a heavy-duty air conditioner is your best friend. Don’t force yourself into uncomfortably warm places if you aren’t feeling it. Your main priority should be staying cooled down and comfortable and these places allow you to do this.
5. Take Plenty of Naps
Being active during your pregnancy is always a good idea, it ensures that you and your baby stay happy and healthy but rest is just as important. It is perfectly normal for pregnant women to be a little sleepier while pregnant, and this tiredness can be increased when you are exposed to summer heat. Taking naps will keep you nice and relaxed and help boost your energy throughout the day.