Finding out your pregnant is one of the most exciting times, finding out that you’ll be having a Summer pregnancy, can however be slightly daunting!
Mums-to-be can get hotter than usual due to the extra blood flow which raises your body temperature, also not to mention the extra kilos you’re carrying.
We have some great ideas and tips on how to stay comfortable and cool in our below Summer Pregnancy Guide!
KEEP UP YOUR FLUIDS
Drinking lots of water is a must, pregnant or not! It is super important to keep your fluid intake up when you are pregnant during summer to avoid dehydration. The experts recommend around 10 glasses a day, but don’t be shy- we say drink as much water as you feel needed!
ELEVATE YOUR FEET
Swelling is a common problem during pregnancy, particularly if you’re having a summer pregnancy. Try to elevate your feet above heart level as much as you can. This could mean going for a dip at the pool, relaxing at a gold class movie in the air conditioner and on recliner chair, or simply at home with your feet elevated.
EAT HEALTHY CHOICES
Our appetites can decrease in the heat so try and stay cool and opt for snacks like frozen yoghurt and fruits. Smoothies are a great option also, try Greek yoghurt, frozen mango and orange juice. Also when you have a Summer pregnancy, try to avoid foods that can spoil easily. Think, coleslaw and salads or anything that has been left out in the heat.
WEAR FABRICS THAT SUIT THE SEASON
Linen clothing is a must have if you are pregnant through the summer! Not only is linen stylish and chic, but being a natural fabric it will keep you cool on those hot days. Our linen edit includes summer styles that can be worn through your entire pregnancy through to breastfeeding. Some of our top linen picks are:
WEAR STYLES THAT KEEP YOU COMFORTABLE AND COOL
Think flowy, relaxed and breathable. If you’re having a summer pregnancy, we suggest wearing styles that don’t hug your body too much. Our Elizabeth Maxi Dress, which is a wrap style is comfortable for day wear but can also become a gorgeous special event style on a hot summer night.
TAKE A DIP
Hit your local pool or beach and treat yourself to a nice cool swim. Our Ultimate One Piece Maternity Swimsuit is a classic and flattering bather that you will love through all stages of your pregnancy.