1| Stay hydrated. It’s vital that you drink plenty of H2O while expecting, but it becomes even more important when it’s blazing outside. Experts recommend moms-to-be down 10 8-ounce cups of water each day, and add an extra 8 ounces for every hour you spend outdoors.
2| Dress the part. It’s time for loose-fitting, light-colored clothing—think airy dresses and single layers (and skip synthetic fabrics). Sun- screen is also a must, even if you’re not baking in the rays, and a big hat is perfect for keeping your eyes undercover—as well as yesterday’s dry shampoo.
3| Skip the sun. Avoid being outside during the hottest hours of the day if you can. Aim for indoor activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You have the perfect excuse to relax inside and enjoy the air conditioning!
4| Take a dip. The water is a lovely relief from the heat, so find a local pool to cool off. Bonus: It’s pretty amazing to be weightless when you’re carrying around a bowling ball of a belly, so it’ll provide some needed relief to your tired body, too.