Finally summer seems to be here! Hooray! However, I know that when I think it’s hot all my pregnant friends think it’s sweltering!
My Natalie was born during a summer heat wave and it was unbearable, luckily she decided to birth just as I thought I was going to melt! Through her pregnancy my best friend was ICE. My favourite form being crushed. But, having said that to my husbands annoyance, I was happy crunching away 24/7!
Knowing this I have put together 10 helpful tips to help you to stay cool this Summer.
Please add ideas in the comments, all ideas welcome!
How to stay cool in this heat when pregnant…
☀️Drink lots of water. It is so easy when pregnant to get dehydrated, especially when the temperature is up.
☀️Apply lots of suncream, and frequently.
☀️Sit in the shade. If you are going down to one of our beautiful beaches a sun umbrella is essential.
☀️Go swimming, not only does this help cool you down it will help ease discomfort felt from swelling feet or joint pain.
☀️Freeze your water bottle but, remember not to fill it to the top! (remember this one, I do this for my kids at night and they love it)
☀️Buy a hand fan, those ones that squirt water are amazing! Don’t forget a few desk fans for work and home.
☀️Wear light, loose clothing.
☀️Ice, ice, ice everywhere eat it, drink it, wear it!
☀️Keep your house as cool as possible. My house upstairs is sitting at 26!! I know that if we keep the blinds down and open the windows the temperature decreases fairly quickly.
☀️Put your feet in a bowl/bucket of cold water! This feels AMAZING!
I hope these tips help.
🌸Failing that move to Antarctica🌸
… but don’t forget to take your pregnancy notes!