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How to keep your cool Prenatal Care

How to keep your cool

It’s hot, mamas, and that budding bump only brings more heat. Here’s how you can maximize your comfort through the summer season.

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.