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Handbook For Pregnancy In Summer

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These helpful ti­­ps for future mothers will help you go through the summer easier.

Recently, the summer seems longer and the temperature is also higher. The sweltering days became a nightmare that pregnant women are forced to find a way “to live together”. These are some tips for future mothers to make summer easier for both mother and baby.

Costume

In summer days, the temperature increases up to 35-37 degrees, normal people feel sultry, let alone pregnant women. They feel more stifling and tired due to changes in the body and the effect of hormones. Therefore, clothing choice needs to be cool, simple, easy to change and convenient for personal hygiene.

Pregnant women should wear bright clothes in summer.

Pregnant women should wear bright clothes in summer.

Today, maternity dress has become a seller commodity in the market, serving pregnant ladies who still want to be well-dress during no slim days. However, you should not select the beautiful but sophisticated dresses because they may create the hot and difficulty in moving.

During pregnancy, the woman's breasts will develop, swell and strain. Selecting the bras with suitable size, cool materials will help you to protect your breasts in the heavy days. Besides, the cute doll shoes or modern low heel sandals will a reliable friend for pregnant women during sultry summer days.

Eating

Food and fruit are more diverse in summer, but hot weather makes pregnant women feel more tired and fastidious. Therefore, to ensure the health as well as the development of the fetus, pregnant women should select fresh and frugal foods such as lean meat, egg, tofu, vegetable and fruit. Drink water regularly to supply water to the body, absolutely avoid drinking only when feeling thirsty.

In summer, pregnant women should choose fresh, frugal foods such as lean meat, egg, tofu, vegetable and fruit.

In summer, pregnant women should choose fresh, frugal foods such as lean meat, egg, tofu, vegetable and fruit.

However, the future mothers should not eat too much or try to eat as much as possible, which easily leads to feeling tired and bored of eating. Many pregnant women have the thought that if they cannot eat much in summer, just replace foods by kinds of fruit, or eat much in one meal but neglect other meals. In fact, this is an unhealthy diet affecting digestive system as well as the health of both mother and baby.

Sleeping

Full sleep not only helps the mother to recover, maintain health, eliminate fatigue but the more important thing is that the deep sleep will make their spirit comfortable and help reduce stress. You should remember that sleep is particularly important to both mother and baby in the hot summer days.

Pregnant women should sleep from 7 - 8 hours at night and about 1 hour for afternoon nap

Pregnant women should sleep from 7 - 8 hours at night and about 1 hour for afternoon nap.

Choose a cool, comfortable and quiet sleeping space, away from working electronic devices such as television, refrigerator, DVD player... If using air conditioner, you should notice the humidity in the room as well as turning off time for the air to circulate. The appropriate temperature is from 24-27 degrees.

Before going to bed, listen to instrumental music, drink enough water ... to create comfortable and pleasant feeling. In summer, pregnant women should sleep for 7-8 hours at night and about 1 hour for lunchtime nap.

Around month 5, when the body begins getting heavy, you should choose to lie on your left side. It will help blood to circulate easily. If the oedema appears on your legs, you may put a pillow on your lower part to create a comfortable sleeping.

Travelling

Going out in such sweltering summer sun is a torture to many people, and pregnant women should be more careful with this issue. First, being well-equipped with a full range of sun protection clothing, gloves, masks ... because the skin of pregnant women is very sensitive, prone to allergy, rash when exposed to sunlight. In case of necessity, you can use a light layer of sunblock, but remember to rinse this cream after going home to ensure the purity of skin.

Remember to carry a water bottle when going out in summer day.
Remember to carry a water bottle when going out in summer day.

Have sunstroke when going out is also the cause of headache for many pregnant women in summer. Therefore, start preventing by wearing cool, light, sweat absorbed clothes, avoid wearing too stuffy one so that sweat cannot escape but absorb back into the body. You should choose white and light costumes to limit the heat absorption. Avoid going out when the temperature is at a peak. Regularly bring water when going out to supplement water for the body anywhere and anytime.

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