I'm writing a piece on summer pregnancy health and I need tips from three mums or mums-to-be on how they dealth with a particulrt summer health dilemma. For example did you/do you...
Have a great way of keeping cool?
Have a great solution for hot puffy uncomfortable feet?
Know of a good natural insect repellent?
Have tips for keeping comfortable on a flight/journey?
Or do you have any other summer health tip that really worked for you and which you'd love to share with mums-to-be?
If you can help, I'd love to hear from me - just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
I have a september baby and am now having an august baby. And i found the thing that helps keep me cool is to eat ice poles lol that was a craving i had with my first child and seems to be a craving i am getting with this one too.
The other thing i did when expecting my first was to get all the chores and housework done in the morning when i got up, that way i could enjoy the rest of the day and not have to be working in the hottest part of the day.
My first son was born in late september. I hated being huge in the summer so much that I vowed it would never happen again! My second was born in the first week of june and this one will be born on 1st of May so I have escaped the hottest months.
With my 1st my feet and lower legs swelled up so much that none of my shoes fit. I had to buy slippers that were two sizes bigger and wear those in town!
What helped me was to get hubby to massage my feet at least twice a day! I normaly hate having my feet touched but they were so sore that it realy felt amazing!
I also used to sit on the couch with my feet higher than my head.
I often sat in the garden after dark with my feet in a bucket of cold water and after everyone was safely in bed I would open the front and back door for at least an hour to bring the tempriture of the house almost down to outside so that I could get some sleep. You need to sit in almost total darkness though or you will invite all the moths in!
Come to think of it, my neighbours probably thought I was the strangest person they had ever met! You'll do anything to keep cool though especially when your pregnant.
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