Being pregnant in the summer can be tough and today we want to share 10 simple tips that will help to make your pregnancy during summertime more pleasant and easy.
1. Dress comfortably.
Whether it's a dress, bathing suit, or the shoes go for comfortable and fresh vs fashion and cute. Use slip-on shoes, comfortable and fresh maternity dresses, and two-pieces swimming suits. When choosing an outfit remember that it must help you stay fresh and should be easy to put on off by yourself.
2. Accept help
Take all the help you can get. Hot weather makes it harder to tolerate all the inconveniences of pregnancy, so it is nothing wrong to allow yourself to slow down and accept the help of your family and friends. And take it easy on yourself when there's no one around to help - your health and safety must be an absolute priority.
3. Stay hydrated.
Drinking more water and staying hydrated is more important than ever during a summer pregnancy. Besides water, there are many nice fruit cocktails to try and to make hydrating so much fun! Track your daily drinking habits using the calendar, weekly planner or your pregnancy diary to make sure you consume enough liquids daily and do not forget to drink.
4. Stay cool.
Stay near water or in an air-conditioned area to avoid overheat and feeling sick. Avoid outside activities from 11 am-3 pm when the summer sun is at it’s hottest.
5. Indulge frozen.
You have a valid excuse to spoil yourself with cold foods and frozen desserts like ice cream etc. They will help you to stay fresh and reduce sugar cravings.
6. Go for a walk.
Movement is always healthy. Make a little walk in the morning or in the evening when it is fresh and staying outside is more pleasant.
7. Reduce cooking time.
Cooking less time means staying less time exposed to heating. You can do this simply by:
- consuming more foods that do not require cooking - salads, wraps, sandwiches, no-bake desserts
- letting someone else cook for you
- ordering takeaway food
- eating outside
8. Take off your rings.
This one will seem too silly, but it is important! Hot weather makes our feet and fingers swell even when not pregnant. And they are the first ones to swell when you are pregnant. Before you know it, the rings might become too tight and you will have a hard time taking them off.
9. Have a seat in the shower.
Warm shower during the hot season can make you feel dizzy, so if you do not have a sitting bench in the shower, it will be a good time to invest in it. You will appreciate it, especially during the last pregnancy months.
10. Use natural care products.
Whether it's a cream, sunscreen, or repellent spray - go for natural products that are free from toxic substances. Your skin absorbs anything you put on it, what means any cream, or spray is absorbed into your bloodstream and can reach your baby.
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