Being pregnant is never really a walk in the park. But if you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy in the heat of the summer, you might find that you’re avoiding things like walking in the park as much as possible.
With all that extra weight heating up your body, it can be very hard to stay cool when the temperature rises. But luckily, there are some things you can do to help you get through this sometimes unbearable time. To help you with this, here are three ways to keep yourself comfortable when pregnant during the summer.
Plan Your Day Around Cooler Hours
Even if you live in a place that’s hot all of the time in the summer, there are going to be hours during the day that get cooler than others. So if you’re trying to stay cool while also not being cooped up in your house all day, it’s wise to plan your day around cooler hours.
Ideally, you should try to run errands or set your appointments for earlier in the day so that when you’re out and about, you’re not having to get into a very hot car or walk around under the hottest sun of the day. Then, when it gets hotter in the afternoon, you can rest at home knowing that you’ve been able to get everything important done without having to sweat the whole time.
Take Care When Spending Time Outside
If you are going to be spending time outside, it makes sense to try to keep yourself as cool as possible by being around water. But even if you’re around water, you should still do your best to keep yourself in the shade as much as possible. The only thing worse than dealing with the heat while you’re pregnant is also having to deal with a sunburn at the same time.
For the times when you are outside, you should also do your best to keep the pests away so that you don’t get any itchy bites or stings that could make you even more uncomfortable than you already are.
Wear The Right, Breathable Clothing
Whether you’re going to be inside or outside, wearing the right clothing in the summer can help you stay much more comfortable.
To help you keep from sweating too much and ensure that you’re getting the air movement that your body needs to stay cool, it’s best to wear breathable clothing. Try not to wear clothes that are too tight so that you don’t overheat or get itchy and sweaty skin.
If you’re going to be nearing the end of your pregnancy this coming summer, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how you can stay cool and comfortable despite the temperature outside.