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Being Pregnant In The Heat is No Fun

pregnantThis past week, we’ve had a wave of heat and humidity. Normally I am not a fan of the heat, but it seems that while I am pregnant, the heat and humidity take on a whole new form of torture.

I don’t have many complaints about pregnancy. I can deal with the nausea and vomiting, I don’t mind the food aversions, aches and pains, and getting bigger. I don’t have what you would call the easiest of pregnancies, but after struggling to get and stay pregnant, I see it all in a whole new light. It’s more a blessing than a burden.

Expect of course, when I am pregnant in the summer heat. For my past two full-term pregnancies, I have given birth a little later in the year, so I only spent the first trimester in the summer season. This time, I am nearly 4 months pregnant just as the summer is starting and I am finding the heat is really getting to me.

I live in an area where there is high humidity. I could deal with the heat if it was dry, but that’s not the case. I am lucky that it only seems to last a few months (June – August), but that also means getting central air doesn’t seem to be worth the cost. Over the weekend, I told my husband I was going to “go on strike” against any form of movement—no work, no house care, no cooking. UNLESS we got a portable air conditioner that would allow me to function again.

I am so much more comfortable now with the cooler air in my house, but it really does make me wonder how I will survive as the summer months continue and the heat (and my belly) grow.

:: If you were or are pregnant in the summer, did you find it unbearable? ::

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