Are you pregnant and feeling hot? Expectant mothers share tips on staying cool during hot weather

The temperatures rise dramatically and while that’s fine for most of us, it’s not much fun for the pregnant ladies out there.

Pregnant women feel hotter on average per day, so with the weather warming, Manchester mums are looking for ways to keep cool.

We’ve asked pregnant women to share what they do to cool off—and most think it’s all about keeping those feet cool.

Whether you’re looking for a comfy pair of slippers, soaking your feet in a bucket of cool water or wet socks, the ladies say it cools them down and keeps those ‘balls’ in place!

Read more: Should young children be given water during hot weather?

They also find that rubbing their wrists with ice cubes, or covering them with cool flannel, helps.

But perhaps the most common tip is to put ice – whether cubes or a bottle – in front of a fan to fill the room with cool air. Oh and eat some ice cubes while you’re at it.



The best tip for keeping cool is to put ice in front of a fan to fill the room with cool air
The best tip for keeping cool is to put ice in front of a fan to fill the room with cool air

In addition to wearing the usual loose-fitting clothes and drinking plenty of cold drinks, suggestions from other moms include:

  • Keep a bottle of water in the fridge or buy a mist sprayer to spray on your head
  • Roll flannels soaked in cold water over your feet at night
  • Eating popsicles / popsicles and liqueurs
  • Keep your hair hydrated
  • Stay out of the sun
  • Sitting in the paddling pool
  • Freeze a hot water bottle filled with water, wrap it in a pillowcase, and take it to sleep

  • Visit a supermarket and head to the freezer section

  • Sleeping with a wet towel on top of you

For more advice on staying healthy during pregnancy, visit the NHS website here.

Do you have a tip to help people stay cool in the heat? Are you pregnant and suffering from a temperature? Let us know in the comments here.

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