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Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

With your belly growing bigger as the weather grows hotter, you may be wondering if you’ll make it through the summer. Here are a few tips to help you survive a summer pregnancy:

  • Stay well hydrated: Getting enough fluids can be difficult in the hot summer months. It is recommended that you drink about 2 liters of clear liquids every day, but in the summertime, you need to add about 8 ounces for every hour you spend in the heat to make up for the fluid loss due to sweating.
  • Reduce feet swelling: Lower extremity edema which often occurs during pregnancy can become worse in the summer, causing your feet, ankles, and calves to swell up. To help reduce swelling, you must try to keep your legs elevated whenever and wherever you can - even in the office. If your swelling persists, try munching on watercress, citrus fruits, celery, or small bits of parsley which act as natural diuretics to help reduce swelling.
  • Dealing with excessive perspiration: Being pregnant in the summer gives you the option of wearing lightweight and comfortable maternity clothes. To maximize comfort, go for loose, light-colored cotton clothes. The light color reflects some of the heat away from your body and the cotton material absorbs the moisture from your skin helping you remain cool and preventing uncomfortable rashes.
  • Get in the pool to stay cool: Water can be a soon-to-best mother’s best friend! An afternoon dip will not only lower your body temperature, the buoyancy will also reduce the stress on your joints and cramped organs. As an added bonus, splashing around in the pool provides you with a great low-impact cardiovascular workout.
  • Keep in touch with your doctor: If you find that you are unusually tired or have any other health concerns, contact your doctor or a reproductive specialist to identify the underlying cause and a possible treatment that could alleviate your symptoms without affecting your pregnancy.

Following these tips will help you stay comfortable and safe during the summer as you prepare to welcome your baby.

ReproMed fertility clinics are located throughout Dallas, Grapevine, McKinney, Rockwall and in Tyler, Texas, giving patients convenient access to experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate reproductive health specialists. Contact us for an appointment today!

  • Mckinney

    McKinney
    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

    McKinney

    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Grapevine

    Grapevine
    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

    Grapevine

    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

  • Rockwall

    Rockwall
    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

    Rockwall

    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

  • Dallas

    Dallas
    3800 San Jacinto
    Suite 123
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Dallas

    3800 San Jacinto
    Dallas, TX 75204

  • Tyler

    Tyler
    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703

    Tyler

    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703