Thursday, June 09, 2011

Pregnant in summer--whoa babies

University of Alabama doctor Kim Hoover, MD, says that pregnant women should take extra care in summer.

I was PG in WINTER and never wore a coat even on the East Coast—pregnancy makes you hot—and not in a good way.

Dehydration can happen quicker to pregnant women. The fluids taken in go to the fetus. You need to push the water.

Blood volume and flow increase—carrying heated blood around your body.

You also need to watch the salt.

Hoover says it’s OK to go to the beach, but go early in summer before it heats up. Also go early in the day—before 10 AM.

Drink 8 oz of water every hour you are in the sun.

Use at least SPF 30—to prevent worsening those brown masks and marks.

Wear loose, cotton or linen clothes.

You can even make your own fruit juice popsicles for fun and fluid.

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