We are in the middle of summer, a heat wave in a large part of the country. Most of us have it as we can, but it's true that in pregnancy the high temperatures get worse. What can a pregnant woman do in summer to better withstand the heat?
Next, we will give some tips and tricks so that pregnant women can cope with the months when the thermometer is at its maximum:
How to hold the heat if you are pregnant in summer?
Drink a lot of fluid frequently. Contrary to what it might seem, if you drink frequently, you can eliminate toxins better. Also, you will avoid liquid retention better.
If you are pregnant in summer, remember that you must drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated
Due to hormonal changes it is common to see spots on the skin (chloasma, alba line …), it is important that you avoid the central hours of the day and use sunscreen with a high protection factor, even if the sun does not shine directly on you.
Immerse yourself in the water
If you are lucky enough to have the sea or the pool nearby, stay soaking as long as you can. You can swim and take advantage to do some exercise, or just stay in the water and make some movement. In immersion the joints move freely, and the weight of the abdomen due to the growth of the uterus and the baby will get better.
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You will also feel relief if you have discomfort or back pain. Also, I'm sure that when you leave the water you will notice less swollen legs. Of course, do not stay long with the wet swimsuit, as there may be a risk of vaginal or urinary infection.
If you notice tired or swollen legs, go to a physiotherapist for a lymphatic drainage massage. Surely You will feel your legs much lighter and you will be able to put on your shoes again.
What to do if I go on a trip?
If you are pregnant in summer and you plan to travel and go on vacation, here are the tips you should keep in mind:
- Ask the airline how long they allow you to travel. Sometimes they ask you for a document from the midwife or gynecologist in which they specify that yours is a low-risk pregnancy and the weeks of pregnancy. If you do it by car, for every two hours maximum and get out of the car to move a bit.
- Take your pregnancy reports with you to your vacation location.
- Be careful if you eat at a beach bar or take a picnic to the countryside or the beach. The prevention of a possible food toxin infection is important.
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- Do moderate exercise, since it is important that you stay in shape throughout the pregnancy. Exercise helps drain fluid retention and maintain pelvic mobility. However, you need some precautions, such as avoiding the maximum hours of heat, staying well hydrated and listening to your body. Finally, a tip, avoid all impact sports on pelvic floor.
And, first of all, keep in mind that, even if they are complicated months, they will be worth it. Do the activities that make you feel better, always with caution, and put into practice the advice we have given you. Much encouragement!