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Surviving the Summer Heat in Pregnancy Hydration. Drinking water during pregnancy is very important because of the increased demands on your body. Signs of Dehydration. Drink at least two liters of clear liquids, preferably water, a day.
If you are outside you need Swelling. Swelling in. Beating the summer heat is tough for all of us but it is difficult, and in some cases dangerous, for pregnant women.
Pregnancy causes a woman’s body temperature to run slightly higher than normal, so the Texas heat is sure to make her feel extra uncomfortable. Overheating can lead to miscarriage during the first trimester. While we can’t will the weather cooler to make you more comfortable, we can offer these seven expert tips for surviving the summer heat while pregnant. Stay hydrated: When you are pregnant, the Institute of Medicine recommends that you drink 12-13 eight ounce glasses of water per day.
However, when you are exposed to heat or exercise, you should have an additional 8-ounce glass per hour. How to survive the summer heat during pregnancy. Pregnology; in Pregnancy; 0 217 08/22/2019 Summer pregnancies are not the most comfortable. You already feel like a bloated elephant and then there are the high temperatures, a clammy sky and sun.
Really hot. When you’re pregnant in the summer, you might feel like you’ll never survive these warm weather months before the baby arrives, but there’s no reason to despair. Here are seven options for staying cool and comfortable during a summer pregnancy.
Stay Hydrated. Water. Pregnant women who feel they are overheating should take the same steps other people should: move to a cooler place, sip water, loosen clothing, apply wet cloths to the skin and sit in cool bathtub water.
Stay ultra-hydrated to avoid heat stroke, she says. “Water is OK, but Gatorade and PowerAde with electrolytes are far better because they help replace salt and retain fluid,” she says. Knowing the. Keep your feet elevated. Everyone swells a little more when it’s hot outside. But when you’re pregnant, (especially in the later months of pregnancy) that summer heat can make you swell more.
Be sure to elevate your feet whenever you can, (including when you’re at work) to decrease swelling. Your summer pregnancy simply means you have a built-in excuse to put your feet up. Keep your feet elevated as often as possible to prevent swelling – drinking lots of water will also help.
Save Errands for Cooler Times of Day. “Pregnant women already have some degree of heat intolerance,” says Nardone, who advises moms-to-be to pay attention to the heat warnings. If the heat index (meaning how hot the temperature feels.
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