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Dangers of Becoming Overheated While Pregnant

I don’t know about you, but it just seems to be getting hotter and hotter.  Every time I step outside my house, I feel like I immediately start to sweat!  If you’re pregnant this summer, becoming overheated can be a serious risk.

Why?

Pregnant women have more blood than the average woman, and more blood flowing through your body makes you hotter!  So, if you’re pregnant this summer (or any summer) it’s important to be more careful than you’re used to.

Stay hydrated

Stay in the shade

Limit your time at the pool or the beach

Limit your time doing yard work

Honestly, if the sun’s blazing it’s best to not be outside at all!

overheated pregnant woman

You might have heat exhaustion if you experience:

Heavy sweating

Feel faint, dizzy, weak, or tired

Have a headache

You’re breathing faster

Your heart is beating faster

Muscle cramps

Nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach

 

If heat exhaustion isn’t properly treated, a heat stroke can occur.  This is a medical emergency and should be treated as such.

Talk to your doctor about any precautions you may need to take as the days are getting hotter!