Pregnancy is not for the faint of heart, and all mamas are true warriors. If you’re expecting during the summertime, you’re playing the game at a whole different level. It’s hard to stay cool when you’re sweating in places you didn’t even know exist, but check out the following tips to keep your bun cooking at just the right temperature and to survive and even enjoy your summer pregnancy.

Survive Your Summer Pregnancy

It's completely possible to survive and even enjoy your summer pregnancy.Check out these tips to keep your bun cooking at just the right temperature.

Avoid the Heat

Being pregnant in the summer can make it hard to stay motivated to be out and about. It’s still important to get exercise, or at least get some fresh air and sunshine, but you should avoid spending a lot of time outside during the hottest parts of the day. Go for early morning or evening walks when the temperatures are cooler. You’ll also enjoy the peacefulness of the day as it is beginning/ending.

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Go for a Dip

If you are 9 months pregnant, putting on a swimsuit might be the last thing you want to do. However, if you are 9 months pregnant in the summer, you just might be desperate enough! Embrace the bump and book it to the closest swimming pool. Going for a swim will not only cool you off, it provides the perfect, gentle exercise and is great for helping baby maintain the ideal positioning for labor.

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Rest

With your summer pregnancy, try to set aside time each day to kick up your feet and rest. It’s easier said than done when you have a long list of things to do before baby arrives, but your body will thank you for it! This will help you preserve your energy while also cooling you down, and you’ll be even more ready to tackle that nursery post-catnap.

Dress Up (or Down!)

Stay cool with maternity tanks and dresses made out of lightweight, breathable fabrics. Now’s the time to flaunt your feminine figure and rock your strong arms and legs like never before. A favorite piece is this simple yet versatile dress from Storq, which can be worn even after pregnancy and accommodates to breastfeeding mothers.

6 Tips To Help You Survive And Enjoy Your Summer Pregnancy

Drink Water

The most important thing to remember during any pregnancy, but especially in the summer, is to stay hydrated! Drinking enough water helps your body (and baby) absorb all the good nutrients you’re consuming, helps prevent conditions like UTIs and constipation, and can also alleviate headaches, swelling, fatigue, and overheating. Aim to drink at least one full glass of water an hour- carrying a water bottle around with you will help you achieve that!

Cool Down

It may seem elementary but sometimes the basics are best! Stick a wet washcloth in the freezer for a few hours and then apply it to your forehead to help you cool down. You can even put a few of them in there so that they are ready to grab at a moment’s notice! Another relaxing way to cool down is by taking a shower.

Congratulations and best wishes as you journey through the heat of summer with your little one tucked safely inside. They’ll be here before you know it!

It's completely possible to survive and even enjoy your summer pregnancy.Check out these tips to keep your bun cooking at just the right temperature.

Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Andrew, and their two children, Aaron and Clare. She loves to travel (even with kids!), find a good bargain, and enjoys an iced chai latte with soy milk every now and then. When she’s not wrangling the kids at the playground or the zoo, she can be found practicing hand lettering, reading about pregnancy and natural childbirth, or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen.