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.
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 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!
You might have heat exhaustion if you experience:
Feel faint, dizzy, weak, or tired
Have a headache
You’re breathing faster
Your heart is beating faster
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!