I know quite a few people who are pregnant right now. Congratulations by the way! However, we are getting into the summer season which can usually be pretty intolerable for pregnant women. When I think of this I’m always reminded of the movie “Father of the Bride 2.” Steve martin is dressed in a winter hat and coat while his pregnant wife and daughter want the AC even lower. Now that the weather is warming up (especially here in Phoenix. We already have summer weather!), I have a few tips from an already mom who is on baby number 2, and is about to survive another summer pregnancy. This blog is also for my sister who is a first time mommy to be about to survive a summer pregnancy. Hope this helps sister!
– First thing to surviving a summer pregnancy is maxi dresses. I just gave my sister one that’ll work great for her as her belly grows. Pants are never really fun, and they’re especially not fun when pregnant. Maxi dresses are fun, comfy, and can hide swollen ankles.
– This next tip may seem like a duh, but it needs to be said. Water. It’s very important to stay hydrated throughout your entire pregnancy, but it’s more so during the hotter months. You’ll probably be sweating a lot more than usual, so drink up! Drinking more water can sometimes lessen symptoms such as aches, pains, and even morning sickness. Studies show that, “pregnant women should aim for 8-eight ounce glasses of water per day plus one 8 ounce cup for each hour of light activity.” Have your friends and family help you stick to this tip. It’s really important!
– This next tip is fun and should keep you from feeling left out from your drinking buddy friends. Sit back and have a few “mocktails.” Pinterest has so many mocktail recipes that are fun and look as refreshing as your friends cocktails. And of course google is always a great way to search for fun recipes.
– Another great tip, a baby pool. This may sound silly but it works. Not many people have access to a regular pool, so any little bit of some water can help. This is big especially if you already have children that want to be outside or in the water a lot in the summer time. Sit and stay cool in the baby pool with your mocktail while your children play.
– Last tip, be a night person. Phoenix still stays pretty hot even at night, however it is more tolerable than the day. Do what you can at night. Save your family outings for the night. There are so many options and ways to research fun summer activities going on in your area.
These tips are simple, fun and inexpensive. I hope all my pregnant friends and family members find these helpful and enjoy their summer pregnancy.
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