How to survive the summer whilst pregnant!
Summer in the country and no sight of dropping temperatures. We love it! For pregnant women, however, it can become uncomfortable when it is hot outside.
We have a great list of tips to help you to get through summer whilst pregnant!
Heat can often be an enemy of a pregnant woman and can lead to an increased swelling of hands, feet, ankles, legs and even your face. But as long as you are careful to stay well-hydrated and cool and follow our tips and tricks for easing your hot-weather woes, you will be good.
Therefore we have rounded up the best tips for surviving a summer when you are expecting and how you can make the most of it.
And never forget all the positive sides: You can just throw on a light dress and slide on sandals. Enjoy fruity drinks, long evenings and happy faces.
Here are some great ways that proof that being pregnant during the summer can be bearable:
+ Run errands in the morning. The summer sun is the most tolerable before noon, so please do your outdoor tasks in the morning or evening when the sun is lower and temperatures are cooler.
+ Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water. Bring your refillable water bottle when you go out. And remember our healthy summer drinks article. Your go-to when you need some flavour!
+ Enjoy summer fruits and veggies! The best season and another source of water as well as vitamins. And a great way to cool down too. Like watermelon and crispy salads for example. Shop your summer fruits and veggies in the morning and fill your fridge.
+ Carry a spray bottle of water with you at all times.
+ Wear breathable, light clothing made from cotton or silk.
+ Take quick showers as often as necessary to keep cool.
+ Put your feet up to alleviate swelling whenever possible.
+ Get a maternity swimsuit and go for a swim if possible! A little floating and swimming is the perfect sort of exercise for your pregnant body as it does not put undue pressure on your joints and muscles.
+ Sunscreen! Your skin is more sensitive and may burn more easily. Please wear a safe, natural sunscreen to protect you from getting sunburned.
Enjoy your pregnancy and stay cool!