Being pregnant in the months of summer isn’t as simple as you think. The morning sickness, high body temperature, swollen feet, and a heavy baby bump to carry around are enough to make your pregnancy difficult. And, high mercury only worsens the situation. Here are some quick tips for expecting moms to beat the heat:
Keep yourself cool: Avoid going out during the daytime when the sun shines straight over the head. Keep your room cool by pulling down the curtains and stopping the sunlight from falling into the room. Switch on the ACs or room coolers to lower the room temperature. If nothing works, take frequent showers, it helps you feel cool.
Keep hydrated: Since you are pregnant, you require more amount of water than usual. So make sure, you don’t suffer from even mild dehydration. Carry a bottle of water with you everywhere. And, make sure you drink water at frequent interval. You can even drink milk or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Drinking a lot of water will keep you cool as well. Avoid caffeine and fizzy drinks as they may cause dehydration.
Dress right: Wear light and loose fitted clothing in summer as they don’t trap heat. Opt for clothes like cotton and silk which are breathable and cool.
Ditch your high heels: High heels, pregnancy and summer are a bad combination. So, this hot season, ditch your high heels and slippery sandals. Invest in a more comfortable and supportive sandal as swollen legs are common among pregnant women.
Hit the pool: What can be better than swimming in the hot summers? Choose swimming for a low impact workout which will also give you some relief from the hot weather.
Use sunscreen: Wear a good sunscreen when you step out in the sun to protect your skin. Use a high SPF sunscreen. Carry wet wipes to refresh and cleanse your skin when travelling. Also, buy nice sunglasses to fight the bright light of the sun.
Eat wise: Try out fresh fruits and vegetable salad this summer to beat the heat. Cold soups with loads of vegetables in it are healthy and a balanced meal.
These are some cool ways to beat the heat. Stay cool during this summer and enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest.