Updated: Nov 13, 2020
Now that we're smack dab in the middle of summer, I'm starting to feel the effects of summer heat on my pregnant self! Being pregnant is like carrying around a little space heater in your belly, making the hot temperatures even tougher to deal with than before.
So what can you do to get through this summer? Read on for 5 ways to beat the heat.
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1. Put Up Your Hair.
Your hair is probably thicker now than it was before pregnancy, making it even heavier and sweatier in the summertime. So if it's fairly long, put it up! Always have some hair ties with you so you can get that hot hair off your neck whenever you're getting too warm.
2. Restore Electrolytes.
When you're pregnant in the summer, you need to be especially careful to avoid dehydration. Aside from just drinking water, having some Pedialyte can help to restore electrolytes you've lost from sweating out in the heat.
3. Wear Light-weight Clothing.
If you're wearing loose fitting, light colored, light-weight clothing, you'll probably fare a lot better in your summertime pregnancy. Check out this super light-weight maternity top that's perfect for staying cool on hot days!
4. Get a Water-spraying Fan.
This thing can be a life-saver if you're feeling hot this summer! Get a small handheld fan that can spritz water at you and keep you cool. Hint: you also might want to put this in your hospital bag so you can stay cool during labor!
5. Don't Forget the Sunscreen!
When you're already feeling warm, the last thing you'll want to deal with is a sunburn that makes you feel even more uncomfortable. So stock up on some sunscreen and don't forget to put some on before you head out.
There you have it! Enjoy your summer and your pregnancy, now that you have the tools to stay cool.
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