Being pregnant is such an exciting time, but it can also be very uncomfortable, especially if you are in the last trimester of your pregnancy during the summer. With pregnancy, there's a natural spike in body temperature because the body is going through hormonal changes that alter your normal temperature regulation process. This is a normal occurrence that affects almost every pregnant woman, however, the heat, humidity, and scorching sun can make you dehydrated and cause you to be overheated. Learn some tips to stay cool during the summer months so you can be as comfortable as possible.
Choose Cool, Comfortable Clothing
One of the best ways to stay cool during pregnancy is to wear loose, breathable clothes. Avoid clothing that can trap heat and moisture, making you feel even hotter. Our clothing is designed specifically for pregnant and postpartum women, and moms love wearing the Larken X on its own or as a crop top with our leggings or high-waisted pants. The material is moisture-wicking and lightweight so you and your bump can stay cool! Also, for the evenings, our CloudLuxe Nightshirt is perfect because it’s made with a micro modal spandex blend which is luxuriously soft and cool to the touch.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
The most important thing you must do is stay hydrated because especially during pregnancy, your body needs more water to support the growth and development of your baby.
Be sure to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day because it helps to regulate your body temperature, keep you energized, and flush out toxins. Tip: Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go so you can sip throughout the day and it won’t feel like a chore.
There are several ways to stay cool, and it’s worth investing in a fan or air conditioner. Also, taking cool showers as frequently as you can is a way to keep cool. Keep your windows, curtains, and blinds closed during the day to prevent hot air from coming inside your home. If you go outside, bring a portable fan and keep a wet towel around your neck to cool yourself down.
Try Water Exercises
Exercise is an important part of staying healthy during pregnancy, but doing water exercises can help you stay cool as well. Water exercises give your body an added level of support because the water acts as a cushion on joints, and reduces stress on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. You don’t need to be a member of a gym to workout in the water⎯at the beach or a local pool.
Hopefully, these tips gave you some ideas on how to stay cool during your pregnancy this summer. Remember to wear comfortable clothes, stay hydrated, limit outdoor activities during the hottest hours, and bring some kind of cooling aid with you when you go out. Most importantly, listen to your b