Summer Pregnancy Tips: How To Stay Cool & Survive The Heat
Use these tips to beat the heat during a summer pregnancy! Surviving the summer while pregnant can be tricky as most ladies are prone to over-heating. Use these tried and true remedies and learn to enjoy being pregnant in the summer!
Since the due date with both of my pregnancies has been labor day weekend (how does that even happen?), I’ve has the luxury of being pregnant literally all summer for two pregnancies.
It’s not easy. Being pregnant in the summer comes with the perk of not having to tie up winter boots, but it also means you overheat easily, you’re sweaty in places you didn’t know you had and you’re frustrated.
However, being pregnant in the summer comes with its share of benefits too (clothing choices, shoes, etc). Thus, use these coping strategies and learn to embrace and even love a summer pregnancy!
Drink Cool, Refreshing Drinks
Pun intended here.
Sip on drinks that are chilled and icy but give you a boost of hydration. Opt-out of sugar-loaded drinks in the midday heat because they won’t actually keep you cool. Moreover, they’ll give you a headache and a sugar crash.
The coolness of the drink will keep your internal temperature down a bit and the water in the drinks will keep you hydrated.
Healthy mocktails also have the added benefit of making you feel included at parties when everyone else is drinking.
Swim As Much As Possible
Be honest, by the third trimester you’re feeling large and super heavy. In fact, you’re just bloody uncomfortable.
If you know someone with a pool, become their best friend. Hanging out in the cool water feels amazing when you’re pregnant (and is a great way to exercise while pregnant).
Not only does that belly float but the water feels unbelievably refreshing when your skin feels uber hot!
Wear A Hat
If you were “too cool for hats” when you were younger, you’re not now! Wearing a hat and keeping the sun from beating on your face helps from overheating.
Snack On Cool Treats
Not only are you ravenous while pregnant (here are the best, healthiest pregnancy snacks) but you’re super hot too.
The following snacks are chilled, refreshing, and insanely easy. They’re perfect for surviving a summer pregnancy!
- chunky monkey smoothie
- homemade ice cream
- fizzy watermelon slushy
- frozen yogurt bananas
- chocolate dipped frozen bananas
Find Some Shade & A Breeze
Long gone are the days when you could lay in the middle of the beach, with no umbrella or coverage for hours on end.
If you’re pregnant, stay cool by stepping out of the direct sunlight and under an umbrella. You’ll still be warm but not unbearably so.
Same goes with a breeze.
Find somewhere to relax where you can feel the wind and thus cool off when you have the chance.
Plan Your Day Accordingly
Early afternoon is the hottest time of day.
Thus, avoid long walks, no shade, and too much exposure during that time. Instead, plan to get big activities done in the morning and stay just a bit cooler in the afternoon.
Avoid Tight Slinky Clothes When Pregnant
One of the benefits of a summer pregnancy is the easiness of clothes!
No winter jackets, boots or layers.
Instead, dress for comfort. Maxi dresses, light capris, running shorts, and anything else loose.
Be smart in choosing your wardrobe and go for practicality.
Don’t forget to pin these tips for beating the heat during a summer pregnancy!
There’s no need to a hermit inside if you’re pregnant during the summer.
Instead, embrace your summer pregnancy but learn to beat the heat with these tips.