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Refreshing Suggestions for Summer Pregnant Women

Refreshing Suggestions for Summer Pregnant Women

How beautiful is the summer season with its colorful fruits, bright clothes, bright sun, and lively energy. But for those whose pregnancy coincides with summer, this beautiful season can turn into a challenging and tiring period.

This is exactly why we are here and below with our suggestions that will make it easier to get pregnant in the summer, from nutrition to daily lifestyle. Read it and bring some relief to you.

How should summer pregnant women be fed?

The general rules of nutrition during pregnancy, of course, also apply in summer. But there are things that you should pay more attention to in the summer.

Drink water even if you're not thirsty

During pregnancy, your body's need for water increases compared to normal. When summer is added to this, the meaning and importance of water, our source of life, becomes even more.

Müge Özyurt Şafak in her book “A Dietitian's Pregnancy Diary” states that pregnant women should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day. Even if you can increase it to 2-2.5 liters by supplementing it with liquids such as fresh fruit juice, ayran, and soup, it would be wonderful.

Don't wait to be thirsty to drink water. Drink whenever you think of it, keep notes around you if you don't, and download apps that remind you to drink water on your phone. Just drink water.

Avoid edema-enhancing foods

Swelling in the ankles during pregnancy is much more common in the summer. Because blood volume and vascular permeability increase more in hot temperatures. Because;

  • Limit salt consumption to 4-6 grams per day.
  • Use non-iodized salt.
  • Meet your sugar needs from fruits. If you have to eat it, prefer milk desserts.

Also, while sitting and lying down, keep your feet in the air to increase blood circulation. The heat is not good for edema that occurs during pregnancy, the swelling increases during this period. Take a warm water bath to rest your feet.

Be very careful when eating out

You know, summer is the season. You should make sure that the food served at your destination is healthy. Food poisoning during pregnancy is most common in summer. This is not just for the holidays; When you go to any cafe or restaurant, you should definitely make the following questions:

  • Are the fruits thoroughly washed?
  • Is the meat well cooked?
  • Have appetizers that should be served cold waited too long at room temperature?
  • Make sure that meat and meat dishes are hot in restaurants that offer open buffet service. The internal temperature of the food should be such that it does not allow the growth of bacteria.

Get support from dried fruits against the tiring heat

“What does it have to do with it?” you shouldn't say. It's harder to sleep, especially in the heat, isn't it? By eating 3 whole walnuts a day, you can incorporate some of the hormone melatonin that you need to take during sleep and a super beneficial food group such as omega-3 for the mental development of your baby. Good luck.

In addition, other nuts such as almonds and hazelnuts will be your biggest supporter in snacks, and they will save you from fatigue in the summer as they give energy to your body.

Now come the summer fruits

Red fruits such as sour cherries, cherries, and strawberries are the blessings of summer as antioxidant stores. Apart from these, of course, a summer without plums and apricots is unthinkable.

Do you want to make your own ice cream?

Chop the summer fruits you want into small pieces and freeze them. Then mix it with probiotic yogurt and run it through a blender. Fill the mixture into tiny shaped containers and freeze. If you want, you can make popsicles by sticking wooden sticks into the containers you pour the mixture into. Let's enjoy ourselves.

What time should pregnant women go out in the summer?

The main source of vitamin D, which is vital for your baby's bone and brain development, is the sun. Therefore, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is much less in those who have a pregnancy in the summer, you are lucky.

But that doesn't mean you can go out at any hour. Experts recommend not to go out between 10:00 and 15:00, and if you have to, you should definitely use a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Holidays during pregnancy

In the second trimester, morning sickness decreases and your body gets used to the baby. Therefore, the most suitable period for vacation during pregnancy is 14-28. between weeks.

In the meantime, let's say this: If you have the opportunity, go to the sea instead of the pool. It's hard to be sure how sterile the pools are, you have to be very careful with the risk of infection.

Prefer cotton clothes and underwear

Of course, cotton, effeminate summer maternity dresses will be your savior in this period. And our advice to you is this: You should have at least two white maternity dresses in your wardrobe. It is very easy to make different combinations and create swan elegance with white maternity dresses!

Choosing a bra is something most pregnant women think they know but don't. Yes, of course, it must be cotton, but that's not all. For example, you should know which model bras are more suitable in which period.

Moisturize your skin

Drying and cracking of the skin is more common due to sweating and high water loss in hot weather. During this period, you can increase the intensity of using moisturizer and crack cream.

Pregnancy spots may occur on the skin due to changing hormones during pregnancy. These spots, which usually go away after birth, can become much more noticeable, especially when in the sun. Therefore, do not forget to use high-protection sunscreen.

By the way, you have come to the end of the article. Let's drink a glass of water, let's remind this time.

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