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13 Smart Tips for Your Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

Summer pregnancies can be brutal. If you’re one of the lucky unlucky ones (I mean, pregnancy is a blessing even if you are outrageously uncomfortable), you’ve likely complained like these women have about how rough a summer pregnancy can be.

But fear no more! Here are 13 smart tips for your summer pregnancy survival guide. Stay cool, ladies. Stay cool.

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    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Click through for 13 smart tips for your summer pregnancy survival guide!

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  • Put Your Feet Up 2 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Keeping your feet up will help reduce swelling, which is a common nuisance during pregnancy especially summer pregnancies!

    Source: The Stir
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  • Easy on the Salt 3 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    You're already retaining water when you're pregnant, so laying off the salt and reducing your sodium intake will ensure you won't retain even more!

    Source: Pop Sugar
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  • Run Errands in the A.M. 4 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    With any luck, your morning sickness has passed. So make the most of those not-as-hot AM hours, and get your errands done before the sun and heat are at their peak! 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Don’t Wear Your Rings 5 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Heat only makes swelling worse and since the fingers are usually one of the first places to puff up, taking off your rings can avoid the need to have them cut off!

    Source: Pop Sugar
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Swig on Cold Liquids All Day 6 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Water is best, but don't forget about electrolyte-filled drinks like coconut water! 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Use a Misting Bottle 7 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Put some cold water in a spray bottle with sliced cucumbers and mist away, ladies! You will be kept cool and refreshed. You can also mix water with your favorite essential oil.

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Wear Cool Clothing 8 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Light-colored, natural-fiber clothing is the most breathable, which means you'll stay cooler in the right ones! Don't have an linen shirts or cotton maxi dresses? Now is the time to treat yourself.

    Source: Pop Sugar
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Go for a Swim 9 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    If you have access to a pool, lake, pond, ocean, or any other potential swimming hole, take a dip! Submerging yourself in cool water works wonders to keep you cool. 

    Source: Pop Sugar
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Nap 10 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Little cat naps can help you recharge and refresh from any activity you have to do in the heat. So, close those eyes and drift off into Dream Land. 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Go to the Movies 11 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    It can get boring just sitting in your air conditioned home. And it can get downright sweltering if you don't have AC in your home. Head out to public places with air conditioning, like the movie theater. You'll cool off, and you'll also enjoy some You Time before the baby arrives!

    Source: Pop Sugar
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Cool Off with a Damp Washcloth 12 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    Baby fever? Maybe. But you're more likely just darn hot from the summer heat. Try an old-fashioned method: place a cool, damp wash cloth on your forehead or on the back of your neck.

    Source: Pop Sugar
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Get a Massage 13 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    A good pregnancy massage can help you reduce swelling. Not to mention that it will totally relax you, and will take place in an ACed room!

    Source: Pop Sugar
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Take a Cold Shower 14 of 14
    Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

    If all else fails, take a cold shower! It's a quick and easy way to cool down.

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

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