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Summer is upon us again and it can be hard enough for most of us to cope with but when you’re pregnant, the heat can be unbearable.


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Here are some great ways to make sure you keep cool:

  1. Drink plenty of water, staying hydrated helps keeps your body cool, add ice to your drinks so that they’re extra refreshing.
  2. Soak in cold water, you can have a cold bath but even if you don’t have a bath tub, just soaking your feet in cold water brings down your body temperature, if you have a toddler, put your feet in the toddler pool while they play.
  3. Place a cold face washer on the back of your neck or forehead can cool down your body temperature, freeze the face washer for extra coolness.
  4. Freeze food such as yoghurt and fruit to snack on – watermelon is a BRILLIANT frozen snack.
  5. Head to the beach or the pool early mornings or late afternoon when it’s a little cooler for a refreshing dip.
  6. Wear light flowing clothes – flowing maxi dresses are great in Summer, as tight clothing can make you feel hotter.
  7. Buy a fan, even if you don’t have air conditioning, having a fan (or two) blowing on you can help keep you cool especially when sleeping. You can buy portable battery operated fans too which are great for when you’re out.
  8. Buy a spray water bottle and spray your face and body when you feel hot.
  9. Keep your house as cool as possible by keeping blinds and curtains shut in the day and opening up windows later in the day when it is cooler. Sleep in the coolest room on hot nights.
  10. Stay indoors, where possible when it’s super hot and sit on your couch, put your feet up and catch up on a favourite TV series/movies or read a book.

Do you have tips that you can share that helped you stay cool when pregnant in Summer? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • Good tips for all pregnant mums and mums to be – staying cool and comfortable is important.

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  • Great tips, i’ll have to remember these for my next pregnancy :)

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  • Fantastic tips and suggestions. Thank you.

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  • Thanks for the tips. This is my second summer pregnancy and I am struggling. The best thing we did was put a split system in our bedroom so at least it is cool enough at night to get some zzzz’s.


    • You definitely need some cooling to help you to sleep at night – otherwise…exhaustion!

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  • Air-conditioner is my favourite place plus wearing thin clothing as I seem to sweat more whilst pregnant……oh and plenty of water even though you pee every 5 seconds!

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  • The best thing to do is wear the lightest clothes you have and if they are flowing they will make you feel much cooler than usual.

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  • Great tips ! I also loved to put my feet up for the blood circulation, it helped to reduce the burning feeling and swelling which makes you feel even warmer.

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  • lol i have laid on the tiles to cool down- before we got an air-con

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  • I didn’t like being pregnant in summer, especially in some severe melbourne heat waves a few years back. I was always getting cold facewashers and putting them on my neck and then sitting in front of a pedestal fan (i can honestly say I hogged the fan!) -

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  • Excellent tips. Find a pool to relax in

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  • sarongs are awesome preggo clothes as are a wet pair ofsocks on your feet with a fan pointed at them to help keep you cool, specially at night. cant handle hot feet during pregnancy and this works a treat…. just make sure theyre clean

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  • I think that during pregnancy is important to keep moving. So I’d suggest to go out walking early in the morning and late in the afternoon.

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  • All of these are excellent tips fir everyone over summer.

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