It’s summer, it’s hot and you’re pregnant. Is the high number on the thermostat causing you more discomfort?
Try these five tips for staying comfortable in the summer heat during pregnancy:
1. Plan errands and walks in the morning
Take care of outdoor tasks in the morning when it’s a bit cooler. Also if temperatures are expected to exceed 90, limit activity on those days including in the morning.
2. Reduce your sodium intake
Sodium is important during pregnancy because it contains iodide. However, reducing sodium intake will help reduce swelling.