When summertime hits,staying cool this summer is of concern to everyone. But when you're pregnant and dealing with hormone surges, extra body weight and ever-changing physical phenomena, the heat can be extra troublesome. Here are some no-nonsense yet creative approaches to staying cool (and sane) during the summer heat.
Beating the Heat at Night
"Since I've been pregnant, I have developed insomnia. I realized that part of my sleeping problem was that I was too hot. So now I sleep with a small fan directly in my face, and I am starting to get almost six hours of sleep (not bad for an insomniac)!"
~ Parent Soup member JLBMc
Coolness to Go
"Here in South Florida it's quite a challenge to beat the heat. Here's what works for me: 1) I turn the car on and blast the air conditioner for a few minutes. I'll go back to the car whenever I need to cool off, fast. 2) I make healthy ice-pops out of fresh fruit juices. 3) I have considered freezing my undies, but have yet to get that desperate!"
~ Parent Soup member Alcar28
Enlist Your Freezer
"I live in Texas, so it is really hot here. I keep cool by eating lots of fruit; especially watermelon. I even froze it. It was yummy and healthy and cold. I also spent part of every evening in the pool. It was great exercise and kept me cool."
~ Parent Soup member killler1
Try Your Tub
" We don't have a pool or access to a pool. So, I just pretend that my bathtub is my own personal pool. I fill it up with cool water, fix myself a nice tall drink, and sit in there until I stop sweating. I also put a cool washcloth on my forehead. Then I stay in until I start to prune. I don't know what I'd do if we didn't have a tub!"
~ Parent Soup member Susanorrie