Hot Mama! How to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

You're getting big. And its getting hot. So how does a hot mama keep her cool? Check out these must-read tips on surviving a summer pregnancy. (19 Photos)

Ada Calhoun & Renee Hartwick on Jun 20, 2013 at 11:15AM

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Hot Mama! How to Survive a Summer Pregnancy

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Slather on the Sunscreen

Pre-pregnancy, summer may have meant soaking up the sun (at least in moderation). But now you should thoroughly protect yourself from UV rays since sun exposure can cause temporary skin discolorations, called melasma -- a.k.a. the "mask of pregnancy." And not just on your face: "If you sunbathe during pregnancy, the ‘racing stripe,’ or linea nigrea, on your belly will get much darker," Dr. Harms says. "The protection offered by sunblock will minimize discoloration."

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