Dealing with Summer Pregnancy – 15 Ways to Keep Cool

Women who get pregnant in the winter, end up with a summer pregnancy. So how does one deal with the heat? There are several ways to deal with the high temperatures and humidity of the summer months, one just has to really become imaginative and determined to stay cool!

Women who get pregnant in the winter, end up with a summer pregnancy. So how does one deal with the heat? There are several ways to deal with the high temperatures and humidity of the summer months, one just has to really become imaginative and determined to stay cool!

Besides the average air conditioner in one’s own home, one can feel refreshed in other ways. Here are 15 ways for you to keep your cool!

1) Shop in an air conditioned store.
2) Take a short drive in your air conditioned car.
3) Take a dip in the pool, or kiddie pool.
4) Take a cold shower.
5) Eat some frozen diet soda pops/sugar free pudding pops.
6) Purchase a fan/water sprayer.
7) Purchase a personal air conditioner. (These are new devices that hang around your neck and give instant cool!)
8) Create an inexpensive water sprayer from a water bottle that sprays.
9) Use some ice packs.
10) Wet wash cloths with cold water and cover your legs, arms, and face. Sit in front of a fan and get instant relief.
11) Sit in a cold bath and if you like it slightly warm, add ice cubes to cool yourself down.
12) Soak your feet in a bucket of water.
13) Soak your hair and wrap it up.
14) Drink ice cold drinks. Watch out for your sugar!
15) Add extra comfort in the car, purchase an inexpensive fan that plugs into the cigarette lighter.

Some of these ways to keep your cool seem to be very basic, but when you are pregnant often times one is too busy with the rest of the family to take care of herself or too busy to take the time to relax.

It is very important that you take it easy during the hot summer months as heat exhaustion and a host of other very serious problems can take their toll on a pregnant mom-to-be. Keeping cool will only help the hot months pass by much more quickly and with these 15 ways to keep cool, you will be cooling your heels fast.

Of coarse, as with any suggestions, please heed the advice of your doctor. If your are unsure as to what you should do to keep cool, then seek the expert care of your doctor above all else. Remember to keep hydrated too, by drinking plenty of fluids daily (water is the best drink available).

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