If rising temperatures are filling you with dread with a growing bump on board follow these 7 top tips for keeping cool, calm and comfortable this summer!
Plan tasks and activities during the cooler times of the day
Aim to do the most during the morning and the evening when temperatures are lower and so is the sun. Limit activity around midday (the hottest part of the day) stick to the shade, or a cooler air conditioned room. Avoid public transport in the middle of the day where air flow or air conditioning solutions are not guaranteed.
Stay hydrated throughout the day
It’s easy to become dehydrated at the best of times, let alone when you are pregnant during the warmer months. Get into the routine of taking a bottle of water with you wherever you go so you can sip water regularly throughout the day.
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Wear light-coloured and light-weight clothing
Fabrics such as cotton and linen are perfect natural fibres to opt for in the summer and will ensure good air flow which will also help prevent rubbing and chafing.
If you are able to go along to your local pool, gentle swimming during pregnancy has a number of benefits – besides the attraction of a cool dip! Take the extra weight off for a short while to help alleviate pressure to your lower legs and feet.
Minimize salt intake to prevent water retention
Limit salt intake and maximise on hydrating foods such as watermelon and cucumber to assist with natural hydration and prevent further pregnancy swelling brought on by added heat and humidity.
Take short showers frequently
Shorter but more frequent bursts in the shower needn’t rack up your water bill and will help to keep you cooler for longer.