Keeping cool in the summer can be a challenge. The weather is usually hot, and you’ll carry your baby with you everywhere. Fortunately, we will show you some easy tips to help you keep cool in the summer.
On top of everything else, pregnant women typically have higher temperatures than most people. Plus, high heat from the outside environment will make you feel a lot more tired than normal. To keep your body’s temperature low, you should stay inside as much as possible. Try not to exert yourself. You can also put a cool, damp washcloth on your back or your forehead.
Remember to drink lots of fluids, such as water, pasteurized milk or sports drinks. Sport drinks can help reduce your body temperature by replacing electrolytes lost throughout the day. Pasteurized milk is one of the best things you can drink when you’re pregnant. Not only is it a good source of protein, but it also provides essential vitamins and minerals.
Breathing correctly can also reduce your body temperature. You should not breathe too fast or too slow, keep it normal and calm. And if you have allergies or asthma, just stay at home.
When you go outside around noon, you should try and avoid being in the sun for too long. If you must go out for a while make sure you wear sunscreen to protect you from sunburn. You should also drink more water when you are outside.
Keep Moving and Stay Fit
During your first trimester, keeping your body moving will help you stay fit, healthy, cool and strengthen your baby as well. Everyone’s level of fitness is different, so we recommend consulting your doctor before doing any form of exercise. In any case, don’t do any high contact sports.
Plan Smart Activities with Friends
Making plans with friends is a different challenge when you’re expecting! Make plans to go to the cinema, or go to the mall to pick out clothes for your little one. Try and organize Summer activities somewhere that is cool and indoors. Bars are ok, but maybe a little bit boring for you as you can’t indulge the same as your friends! Plus, they can be noisy and overcrowded making you feel uncomfortable.
Wear Comfortable and Breathable clothes
It’s important to wear clothes that are very lightweight and breathable, like cotton or linen. This will help you to sweat less and feel a lot more comfortable at a time when you may not feel like going out. It can also help to prevent heat rash, a common problem that may develop around your breasts and abdomen.
Put your Feet up
Rest 30 to 60 minutes a day during your lunch break or after work. Also, keep your legs elevated by putting a towel or small pillow under the mattress at the end of the bed. Try to keep your naps under an hour or you may feel quite drowsy for the rest of the day. It’s always best to find a cool room to nap in, somewhere with a fan is good but air conditioning is better!
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