Summer & Pregnancy

The advances in science has allowed people to plan their pregnancy per their decision not like the good olden days’ that were full of unplanned or unanticipated pregnancies without many options. If you can choose to be pregnant, then you can organize it according to your financial equilibrium, season, time and so forth. If wondering which is the ideal season for pregnancy, or if you are already pregnant this summer without much plans, don’t worry. Feel blessed as I would suggest that summer months are the best months for pregnancy because it has many advantages. However, you can customize the extreme warmth and get over it with couple of strategies and ideas.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or winter blues as it is popularly called hits many people hard especially pregnant women. Although it sounds absurd, lack of vitamin D in the winter months might be catastrophic for pregnant women. They might not want to socialize, always look exhausted, grumpy and unhappy all around. Adding to this, the morning sickness in pregnancy may worsen the circumstance. Unless one loves winters, they should not be apprehensive about summer pregnancies. Experts list the chance of some common issues in pregnant woman during the winter months and they are as following:

Cesarean-section
Pre-eclampsia
Postpartum Depression
Bonding and Attachment issues with the new born baby
Substance Abuse or Addiction
Low APGAR score
Beneath weight reported in the neonates
Gestational Diabetes which can lead to juvenile diabetes
Satellite Beach Rat Removal
Premature termination
Suicidal thoughts
Miscarriages
Health problems in the new born infant
Early mornings and evenings are ideal in the summers to get out and go for a walk. An individual can wear lighter clothes unlike layering in winters. Socializing is easy and her mood can be constantly on an elevated note, that’s very essential for a pregnant woman. It’s also an agreeable fact that pregnancy in summer is a cumbersome experience.
Hydration is the key: Keep yourself hydrated thoroughly, this is the best way of beating heat in the summer. It’s an absolute fact that you get thirsty once you get dehydrated. A hand  held water bottle can be good for this and the intake can be measured also. Fresh made lemonade and ginger ale are good choices but substitute sugar with honey since it’s healthy too.

Make friends with fruits and veggies: If you are choosy with veggies, remember you will love even those wacky fruits in no time as you’ll be suggesting those to your younger one. You will be surprised to find the difference in you as birth definitely gets a significant shift in you. You are fortunate enough to find a range of fruits on your platter because it’s summer! Rainbow colors of fruits! The black plums in violets, blueberries, kiwis, mangoes, orange and strawberries may be the best illustrations. Nothing related to colors, but the color rich fruits will supply ample anti-oxidants, vitamins, fiber and minerals. Similar advantages with veggies. Salads can both satisfy your taste buds and replenish nutrients that are essential for you and your infant.

Swim to beat the heat: Pilates can cool you down and can be great exercise. But, evenings are the best times to go for swimming because you can burn in the sunlight. Studies have revealed that buoyancy of the water takes the pressure on your sciatic nerve, hence the action can alleviate you.

Get the ankle swelling down: This is the most frequent complaint that pregnant ladies face in hot summer months it may elevate the problem. Occasional stretching can relieve this issue. Avoid crossing legs and this can keep the issue from getting severe. A lounge chair can be the ideal choice to keep you in right place to beat the swelling.

With these easy thoughts, pregnancy can be enjoyable in summers contrary to the traditional beliefs. Attempt them and feel blessed to be pregnant in these amazing months packed with vitamin D and lively light to cheer up your mood.