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Coping with the last months of pregnancy in summer

In this article we are going to focus on mums-to-be and how to cope with the last months of pregnancy in summer. Summer and high temperatures can be particularly uncomfortable at this stage of your life. Here in Body & Mind, we understand the difficulties that heat and discomfort can cause. That's why we want to offer you some useful tips to help you feel as comfortable as possible during these months and remind you that our massages for pregnant women are designed to give you maximum comfort and relief.

Tips for coping with the last months of pregnancy in summer

1. Stay hydrated

Water is your best friend, especially during pregnancy in the hot months. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Hydration not only helps keep your body temperature under control, but is also vital for your baby's health.

2. Lightweight, breathable clothing

Opt for clothing made of lightweight, breathable materials such as cotton. Avoid synthetic fabrics that trap heat and opt for light colours that reflect sunlight. Loose-fitting clothing can also help keep you cool and comfortable.

3. Avoid the hottest hours

Try to plan your outdoor activities during the early morning or late afternoon when temperatures are cooler. If you need to go out during the day, always seek shade and take a fan or umbrella with you.

4. Rest and leg lifts

Heat can make your feet and ankles swell even more. Rest often and elevate your legs to help reduce swelling. Using a pillow under your feet when lying down can be very beneficial.

5. Cool baths

Taking cool baths or warm showers can help keep you cool and reduce swelling. Even soaking your feet in cold water can be a quick and effective way to cool down.

6. Light and healthy eating

Opt for light, fresh meals that are easy to digest. Fresh fruits and vegetables, smoothies and salads are excellent choices. Avoid heavy, spicy foods that can make you feel hot and uncomfortable.

7. Use of sunscreens

Skin can become more sensitive during pregnancy, so it is crucial to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF). Reapply every two hours and after swimming or sweating.

Benefits of massage for pregnant women

At Body & Mind, we offer massages specially designed for expectant mothers. These massages can provide several benefits during the last months of pregnancy:

  • Pain Relief: Massage can help relieve back pain and muscle tension that are common in the later stages of pregnancy.
  • Swelling Reduction: They help improve circulation, which can reduce swelling in the legs and feet.
  • Improved Mood: Therapeutic touch can reduce stress and anxiety, promoting better mood and general well-being.
  • Better Sleep: Massage can help improve sleep quality, which is essential for good health during pregnancy.

Summer can be a difficult time for pregnant women, but with some extra care and the benefits of a good massage, you can get through these months in a more comfortable and pleasurable way. At Body & Mind we are here to support you and offer you the care you need during this special time. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information about our pregnancy massages!

 

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