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My wife's guide to Pregnancy (My review)

Updated on September 1, 2009

Many women in Asian and Southern countries complain of heat exhaustion and that they are feeling very hot mostly throughout the day. When my wife was pregnant, the most difficult time was seventh to ninth month as the living being inside a woman attains its maximum growth, especially in these months. Many women in India are told to take precautions in eighth month because it is very risky also. In general, a women especially in these months should wear very flexible clothing to give proper room to your baby growing inside you. It is my personal thinking that a baby grows tall and healthy when it is given proper space for growth.

Now coming to the point, I have seen and heard about many women who complain about heat exhaustion during pregnancy, especially in summer months, one example is my wife, so I am writing down some tips which I have collected and memorized from my wife's gynecologist, old people in our house, and other aunts and neighbors and relatives.

The following recommendations will be able to move from the last trimester of your pregnancy and you can live well in the heat. Take the following steps into consideration!

Watch out for the sun. It is important to take the sunlight in moderation. You can also use proper sunscreens with high protection to avoid the dreaded appearance of skin discolorations.

Join an exercise routine. The gentle exercises are very beneficial during pregnancy. For example, swimming is a sport very healthy because it strengthens muscles, provides elasticity to the joints, and also cools down the body but light swimming is recommended. Remember that in the water, our body weight becomes slightly less and it is easier for a bulky pregnant woman to move. You just have to avoid swimming in the last two months, especially if there is rupture of the bag.

More water, please! The more heated the atmosphere is, more hydrated a mother should be. It is advisable to drink about 2 liters of water daily. A lot of thanks to water because women who drink lots of water during pregnancy overcome some of the symptoms caused by hormonal changes and can avoid constipation, swollen and tired legs, body temperature regulation, etc.

Eat a balanced and lightweight diet. The diet of a pregnant woman should not lack the quality or the variety of foods; therefore, it must include cereals, fruits, vegetables, fish (mostly blue, which contains healthy fats), meats, eggs and dairy. With the advent of heat, the ideal is to opt for cold dishes such as salad vegetables, vegetables, fruit juices, etc. In addition, when eating out on holidays, do not forget the precautions when choosing the menu and try not to fill your stomach up. I know every women feels very hungry during pregnancy because the demand increases due to baby's needs but then also controlling little can help your digestion.

Always be comfortable and cool. When expecting a child, the heat of summer can be more oppressive than ever. Natural fabrics like cotton or thread allow the skin to perspire better and relieve the sensation of heat. It is best to wear loose fitting clothing and light colors because they absorb less solar radiation. As for footwear, sandals are an ideal choice because it does not compress the foot.

Freshness at your home. One best tip to keep your house cool besides air conditioning is opening windows first thing in the morning and then keep them closed until sunset. A cold shower is another formula to relieve the sensation of heat and feel much cooler. Immersing your feet in cold water also helps in easing a bit of warmth of your body.

Massage to improve circulation. Massage during pregnancy can be very beneficial as it helps eliminate fluid retention to relax muscles and improve circulation. Anyway, before getting a massage, you should consult your gynecologist. Remember to not cross legs while sitting, put your feet up in bed or lying on your side, which helps reduce swelling of the legs.

Avoid long trips during pregnancy. In the last months of pregnancy, it is much more awkward to move and sit for a long time. It is therefore advisable not to travel more than 500 kilometers by car or bus. The best rule you can apply is to follow the signals of your body. If then also if there is an emergency and you have to travel by car, it is highly advisable to take frequent breaks every 2 hours to walk and stretch for a travel of more than 5 to 6 hours in a day. If travel is by plane, remember to do gymnastics tapping your feet and bending the knees while sitting still for about five or ten minutes for every flight hour.


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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Kimberly for sharing this good hub.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Kimberly for sharing this good hub.

    • Kimberly Bunch profile image

      Kimberly Bunch 

      9 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, every woman has a tough time when it comes to pregnancy but when the nurse gives your baby in your hand, you forget all the pains you had at that time.

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      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Excellent hub. I know what your wife went through. It seemed like I could never get cool enough (airconditioner or not). These are great tips for future and expectant mothers!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      No probs Shamel if you are not married and not planning for kids now but later in life when you will get married and will be going to have kids, these tips will be beneficial for you.

    • shamelabboush profile image


      9 years ago

      Interesting.... OOOPS! WHat am I doing here? :) Better run away.... hehehe


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