During pregnancy your body can feel warmer due to the surge in hormones and an increased blood supply to the skin….. throw in the summer sun and life starts to get hot for pregnant women! So, is there anything we can do to help? There certainly is - we’ve listed our top tips below, so take a look and start to cool down.
It’s probably something we all need to work on but pregnant women in particular need to ensure they keep their fluids up, drinking 6-8 medium glasses of water a day is ideal. If you are unsure you are drinking enough, you’ll be able to use your urine as an indicator, if your urine is pale and colourless, you are drinking enough.
Wear floaty clothes
Loose clothing with enough room to grow will see you through the summer months whilst pregnant. Look for cotton clothes for a breathable material, which allows heat to escape your body and keep you cool.
Take a dip
By going swimming, you will be able to cool your whole body and relieve any pressure/weight you’re feeling from your expanding bump.
Shade, shade, shade
Many pregnant women find their skin in more sensitive to the sun during pregnancy. This will mean you are more likely to burn even if you are normally a sun worshipper. Use a strong sun block and find shade wherever you can.
Put your feet up
Swelling is caused by your body holding more water than usual when you're pregnant. Throughout the day the extra water tends to gather in the lowest parts of the body, especially if the weather is hot or you have been standing a lot, so put your feet up and relax where possible.
We hope these heat busting tips help you to keep cool during the summer months.