I've been pregnant in the Summer all 5 times. I guess the only way to escape that would to be to have a late late Spring baby, which I have not. I've been first trimester pregnant once through the summer. I've been in my second trimester twice and I've been in my third trimester twice. I even had a Sept 3rd due date so I spent ALL summer in my 3rd trimester that time!
I wanted to share some tips on keeping comfortable in the summer... regardless of trimester and especially if this isn't your first and you are stuck enjoying outside with your kids! If this is your first baby some of these apply (picnics, outings, etc) but otherwise, enjoy the air conditioning and head outside on the mild days!
Pregnant ladies who cant sit in the AC all summer... here goes...
For me, the summer heat ramps up my nausea and fatigue of early pregnancy. Bllllllech! I'd rather stay inside. First timers, if you have no reason to deal with the heat: don't. If you have to get outside, my thoughts are this:
Ok, ok... I'm not trying to be all "life is sooooo easy for you, second trimester-ers" however, comparatively this is the time to float through on a happy-pregnancy-cloud. If your morning sickness lingers ::raises hand, I have sickness until 20 weeks:: see above and follow those guidelines. Once you feel like you are in your second trimester, then the pregnancy-cloud applies and you can roll with Summer a little easier than your early or later pregnant counterparts.
Even still, 90 degree heat isn't fun for anyone so don't be outside all day everyday, but man, pop on a fun sun dress and cute sandals. Throw your hair up in a messy bun and rock that belly!! Don't stay out too long and hydrate as you go, but personally, I LOVE a 20-something-week bump and a cute outfit to match. Feeling good... looking CUTE! Second trimester through the summer is the way to go.
I don't mind the heat when I'm super pregnant, which I think I'm the minority in that little Susie-factoid, but I do a few tips to keep pregnancy bearable when you are at your largest and the heat is at it's highest.
Those are my super-practical, non-fancy tips that got me through five pregnancies that spanned through the Summer in some form or fashion. Any other tips that you love... comment below!
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