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Summer Pregnancy Safety

Summer Pregnancy Safety

Tips for Expectant Moms to Beat the Heat

If you're a mom-to-be, you may find yourself wondering how you're going to beat the heat this summer. The healthcare experts at , are here to share some tips to help you and your growing bundle of joy to find some additional comfort during warmer weather.

Stay Hydrated

Staying adequately hydrated is important for everyone, especially pregnant women. Because you’ve got a little one growing inside of you, your body is working harder than it usually is, leaving you at a higher risk for dehydration. Try to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.

If you struggle to drink plain water, the following summer fruits and vegetables are high in water content and can help to keep you hydrated:

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Pineapple
  • Peaches
  • Grapefruit
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Apples

Mist Yourself Often

Because pregnant women are expelling more energy than the average person, it is natural for their bodies to run warmer than usual. This makes it especially important to do what you can to stay at an optimal temperature when it’s hot outside. A great way to do so is to mist your face and body with water when you’re feeling too hot.

Go for a Swim

While staying active is important during pregnancy, the summer heat can make this feel like an impossible task. Fortunately, by going for a swim, you can continue to work toward your weekly fitness goals, target many major muscle groups, and stay cool all at once!

Birthing Care Services in Henry County

At , you can expect a five-star experience when you choose to grow your family with our family-centered birthing care services. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff helps your family make the first days healthful and comfortable. after welcoming your little one into the world.

From education to emotional support, we focus on your individual health and wellness. Learn more about our birthing center today.