Summer Pregnancy

Summer Pregnancy

July 28, 2021

Summer pregnancies are full of perks for moms to be! From breezy maternity dresses to poolside fun, sporting a baby bump in the summertime is full of excitement. Of course, there are some challenging points too, but we’ll get to those a little bit later! Here are the top things we love about expecting a baby in the summertime:

  1. Dressing that bump is easy! Comfort is key when styling your summer maternity wardrobe. Comfort doesn't mean it’s not cute, however! Think dresses…and lots of them! Maxi dresses are always an easy go to. From running errands to attending doctor’s appointments, a maxi dress is always a great option. Another dress style we love are fitted tank top maternity dresses. These are super cute for accentuating your belly while being stretchy enough to allow for maximum comfort. Both of these dress styles can easily be dressed up or down with jewelry, a big sun hat or a quick change of shoes. If you are headed towards the water, be sure to wear a cute maternity swimsuit! If you find yourself uncomfortable in a swimsuit while your body is growing and changing, just add a printed kimono over the top for a stylish yet modest way to accentuate those curves.
  2. There are endless ways to cool off! Shade is your friend if you are expecting during the summer months. If you have older children that love playing outdoors, set yourself up in a comfy chair under a big shade tree and sip on a cool drink while your little ones play. If you find yourself out in the bright sun however, just do your best to be near water! Pop on that maternity swimsuit and hop into the water to enjoy cooling off and the weightless feel that the water offers for your growing belly.
  3. There are so many tasty foods in season! Pregnancy cravings are real and if you are looking for a treat that is tasty and nutritious, there are tons of fruits and veggies in season! Mix together some of your favorite fruits with yogurt and ice in the blender to whip up an instant mocktail. Or squeeze yourself some fresh lemonade to sip on and stay hydrated. Summertime usually offers a few barbeques too and those comfort foods just seem to taste even better when you have a growing baby on board!
  4. This last point is one of our favorites, especially if you are due to deliver during the summer months. Warm weather enables you to get outside, so use that to your advantage. You can head outdoors in the early morning or evening as a way to avoid the high heat, yet still get some walking in leading up to your delivery. Walking is a great way to keep in shape, promote healthy blood flow and help get your body ready to have that baby. Once you deliver and are feeling up to it, putting the baby in the stroller and heading out for a walk is a great way to break up those early newborn days while giving you both a big dose of healthy fresh air! Just be sure to bring along some water to sip on as you go.

Summer Pregnancy

While there are so many things to adore about a summer pregnancy, there are a few drawbacks to expecting during the hottest time of year! Below are some points that may make this time tough, yet we have suggestions that just might make it a little more bearable:

  1. Heat leads to swelling and that is no fun! While it is true that pregnancy and swelling typically go hand in hand, extreme heat seems to make it just a little more noticeable. We suggest that you make the effort to sit down and elevate your feet any chance you get! While this may not be realistic for a mom to do around the clock, try to aim for just ten minutes each hour of the day to sit, raise your feet and help ease potential swelling. Avoid wearing rings if your fingers are prone to swelling and if you do notice them puffing up, run your hands under icy cold water to help bring that down.
  2. Sweating is no joke! Your body runs warmer when you are carrying a little one and that extra weight can cause you to sweat more than usual. Stick to light and cool materials when you are getting dressed and sit in the air conditioning as often as needed to keep your body temperature comfortable. Do your best to plan outdoor time around the hottest parts of the day and always keep a cool drink on hand.
  3. Becoming dehydrated is a risk but aiming to always have a drink on hand can help! Get yourself a drink tumbler or reusable water bottle and keep it filled to the brim with water at all times. Water is the best way to keep yourself quenched. If you prefer to add a little taste every now and then, opt for adding in some lemon or try lemonade! If you do begin to feel even the slightest bit dehydrated, sports drinks are great to have on hand to help replace any electrolytes lost while sweating.

    Expecting a Baby in the Summertime

    Looking for more ways to ensure you have a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy!? Check out our post on How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy | What to Eat During Pregnancy - Organicbabyfood.shop!

    Have you experienced being pregnant or delivering your baby in the summertime!? Let us know below! 



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