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Pregnancy can be such an amazing, exciting time. Your baby delights you with kicks and hiccups, and you’ve got that pregnant glow. But it’s starting to get hot out there. Is your baby due late summer or early fall, you’re already feeling too hot with your increased body temperature, and wondering how on earth you’re going to suffer through summer? Check out these tips to beat the summer heat while pregnant!
Cool Tips to Beat the Summer Heat While Pregnant
Keep cool and fashionable in these great summer maternity clothes! When shopping for maternity wear, stick to light colours in breathable fabrics such as cotton. Don’t be afraid to bare your belly – you can get great pregnancy shorts and capris which fold down under your belly for maximum comfort and coolness. A nice flowing, sleeveless summer dress can also help keep you cool.
Cool in the Pool
Get into a swimming pool as often as you can. Not only will it keep you cool, but the water can be very therapeutic. There are many benefits of swimming while pregnant, including better blood circulation, easing of the aches and pains of pregnancy, and keeping fit. The water keeps you buoyant and “takes the weight off” for you while keeping you cool. Check out some of these great maternity swimsuits to keep you cool and stylish in the pool.
When you’re pregnant, it’s hot even in the shade. Help keep cool with a personal mister such as this MistyMate Hand-Held Personal Mister. No batteries are needed, just give it a quick pump, press the button, and you’ll get relief with a lovely fine mist of cool water. You could also use a simple squirt bottle if you’d rather get a good sloppy dose of cooling water at a time.
If you’re tired of guzzling water all the time, try some cute and yummy mocktails, such as a Shirley Temple or Virgin Piña Colada. Pop in a festive little umbrella and sit by the pool with your feet up. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Cool Air Conditioning
Air conditioning can be a real saving grace during the hottest days of summer while pregnant. If you don’t have central air, consider picking up a compact air conditioner unit to give you some relief, like this Frigidaire Mini Window Air Conditioner. If there isn’t room in the budget, spend the hottest days somewhere with air conditioning, such as at your local cafe or shopping mall.
Taking care to stay cool during and hydrated is an important part of having a safe pregnancy during the summer.
Have you been pregnant over the summer months? How did you keep cool? Let us know in the comments!
15 thoughts on “Cool Tips to Beat the Summer Heat While Pregnant”
I was pregnant with both of my boys in the Summer (due Sept 12 for 1st baby boy, due July 22 for 2nd). Great post.
Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!
I carried through summer months all four pregnancies. Comfortable clothing is a must!
That was one thing that I was lucky with when I was pregnant with my boys. I was at the peak of my pregnancy (when you feel the warmest) during those winter months. I would hate to be that pregnant in June or July in Florida or Phoenix. That would be very uncomfortable!
I have 5 little ones, the heat is the worst! I like water related activities and staying indoors when I am pregnant!
Geat tips! It’s SO hot here in New England right now and I just hit the 3rd trimester… I feel terrible, but awesome at the same time! More ice water!!!!
Good luck with your pregnancy, Chelley!
I loved my personal mister while pregnant. Air conditioning was a big help too!
So many good tips. I was in south Florida for three of my four and believe me I was utilizing some of those tips regularly. 🙂
Oh my, in south Florida it would be a huge challenge to keep cool!
Great tips for all. I follow these myself as much as possible in the Summer months.
I was always so happy my pregnancies ended in the winter! I cannot imaging having to deal with the heat when 9 months pregnant!
These are great tips! I’m so fortunate that I was able to “skip over” the summer months while pregnant.
I was pregnant during one of the hottest summers here in Victoria! The above tips are all spot on! Thanks!