Tips for keeping cool when pregnant

Tips for keeping cool when pregnant

Being pregnant when it’s hot can be uncomfortable. Here are some tips for keeping cool when pregnant in the hot summer months!

Tips for keeping cool when pregnant in hot weather.

Stay cool and safe with these cooling tips and tricks:

☀️ Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water. Drinking plenty of water helps to prevent dehydration. Drink more than on colder days as you’ll sweat more/loose more water in hot weather. Keep a bottle of water with you all day. Also, have a glass of water nearby in the night.

☀️ Wear loose and light clothing. Wear light-coloured, loose and breathable clothing. This allows the air to circulate around your skin and helps you to keep cool. When you are outside, seek shade, wear a sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Maybe take a spray bottle with cold/iced water with you.

☀️ If you have a birth pool or paddling pool, fill it with cold water and sit in it. Submerging your body in the cool water will help you cool down.

☀️ Cool summer snacks such as cold or frozen watermelon, cucumber,… Freeze/chill some fruit and vegetables to eat.

☀️ Seek shade or stay indoors. If you can, stay indoors during the hottest part of the day. Seek some share when and where you can if you’re outside.

☀️ Exercise in the early morning hours or evening or in water. Adjust your exercise type and/or timing to suit the hot weather. It is cooler early in the morning and later in the evenings. Or seek exercises which you can do in water.

☀️ Put your feed up and rest. Chill out, hibernate, take a break. Look after yourself and your baby.

☀️ Put your feed in a washing up bowl filled with cold water – If you don’t have a bath, paddling pool or birthing pool, fill up a washing up bowl or bucket with cold water to put your feet in it. This also saves water…

☀️ Have a (paper) fan, to cool yourself down. Top tip: if using a paper fan, add two drops of peppermint essential oil onto your fan.

☀️ Eat ice lollies – You could make some ice-lollies from (sugar free) fruit juice, flavoured water, …

What are your top tips to stay cool in the heat?

These tips and tricks also help keeping you cool when you are not pregnant!

Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke!

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