Ways to Survive a Summertime Pregnancy
It's one thing to endure the hot sun wearing a cute little bikini on the beach during spring break—but it's an entirely different thing to endure the hot sun wearing a whale-sized maternity suit at the community pool. Here are some tips to get you through the big, hot heat.
Keep an ice pack
handy for pregnancy aches and pains and, most importantly, pregnancy hot flashes.
Camp out by a source of water (the pool, a lake, your lawn sprinkler) whenever possible. (Check out ParentsConnect Local
to find some water near you!)
Buy a fabulous maternity swimsuit (yes, they do make them) and flaunt that belly. Check out Target's Liz Lange line
Stay hydrated. Down Slurpees and
like you're a college student on spring break.
Keep your house (and your car, and your purse)
well-stocked with snacks
so you can avoid making heat-of-the-day trips to the store to pick up whatever
it is you're craving.
Don't forget to apply
—your skin is itchy enough without bug bites to worry about.
Use a highlighter
to turn your 'sweat shine' into 'shimmer.'
Find a pair of fabulous flip-flops
. We don't want to burst your bubble, but your swollen ankles probably aren't going to fit into last year's espadrilles.