Are you expecting this summer? Summer can be a fun and healthy time to be pregnant.
With a summer pregnancy, you’re less likely to catch those cold weather bugs and it’s easier to get outside for some light exercise. Here are some important things to remember, though, especially if you’re in your third trimester during the summer.
1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Drinking plenty of water during the summer is super important. Even more so when pregnant. What To Expect talks about the importance of water to fill your cells with nutrients that then get passed on to the baby.
It’s those nutrient-rich blood cells that reach the placenta and ultimately your baby — all with the help of H2O. ~WhatToExpect
2. Don’t Overheat
Being extra-hot comes with the baby bump due to fluctuating hormones and extra weight. In the hotter months, it’s crucial you don’t overheat. Staying hydrated can help with this. Also, avoid the sun during the hottest times of the day. Wearing cool, breathable fabrics can also help.
3. Don’t Overdo
The heat can fatigue you faster than the cooler weather. Make sure you are taking plenty of breaks and getting enough rest. If you are getting sore or experiencing cramping, you may be overdoing it. It is great to get outdoors and enjoy summer, but be sure you are up for it.
4. Get In The Water
Relaxing in water whether it be the ocean, a lake, or pool can take some of the everyday pressure off your belly, back, and all your joints. It is a fun and beneficial break to your body. Float and enjoy the cool, refreshing water. Be sure to get a comfy maternity swimsuit.
5. Exercise Lightly
The mornings and evenings during the summer make for a beautiful time to be out and about. Grab your partner and take a nice walk. Enjoy nature and those warmer days without being out during the harsh hours. The longer days are wonderful for a walk before sunset.
Have a summer pregnancy tip? Share it in the comments. Also, you have more questions about your pregnancy? Read our article “12 Questions you’re too scared to ask your doctor when pregnant“