Dear Moms, wondering how to take precautions during the summer season?
No worries, here are few tips to make your life easy during summer.
During pregnancy, the body goes through many changes, generally, pregnant ladies experience pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, cramps, and on top of it, summer might make them uncomfortable.
Pregnant women should especially be cautious about sun exposure because summer causes dehydration, tiredness and overheating.
- Drink plenty of fluids to prevent constipation, which is common in pregnancy. Always boil water and store for a drink.
- Eat breakfast in time:
Most people forget to eat breakfast in the morning before heading outside, if you skip breakfast your body basically wilts in the summer sun, potentially leading to dehydration or fainting.
If you need to go to the market or shopping go out after 5 pm or wear a cap and sunglasses.
- Food and Fruits:
Avoid spices in cooking if possible. Eat well-cooked food, because during summer food gets spoiled very easily and allows harmful bacteria to disturb your health. Take plenty of fruits. (Pomegranate, apple, muskmelon, watermelon, orange).Drink buttermilk in the afternoon.
- Use sunscreen whenever you are stepping out.
- Choose safer sandal:
The swelling of legs and feet is common during pregnancy. Summer heat can worsen the situation. Use right, comfortable air circulating sandals. Do not use shoes or covered sandals, strictly avoid heal slippers, just look for sandals with some arch support.
- Make a proper hairstyle:
If you have long hair try ponytail, to make yourself comfortable from hot weather.
- Relax and rest:
When you sleep to keep your legs up with the help of pillows. Listen to music, read books, keep your room cool with the help of fan or Ac, or you can keep your room ventilated. Take time for yourself, proper sleep is important during pregnancy.
- Breastfeed Moms: Make yourself sweat free, before breastfeeding your baby ensures that you wipe the nipple & areola with a clean cloth using warm water and then breastfeed.
If you are breastfeeding drink plenty of fluids to help maintain your milk supply.
Drink a glass of water each time you breastfeed your baby to help you stay hydrated.
Dear Momsters enjoy the summer; have a safe and happy pregnancy.