For example, let's talk about the sun. The sun for each person is a source of good mood. It's no secret that the sun contributes to the production of vitamin D in the body, which is so necessary for the future mother and baby. However, one should also take into account the fact that a bright and burning sun can cause harm to both mother and baby. So, excessive exposure to the sun in a pregnant woman can be manifested by the formation of pigment spots on the skin, varicose veins and other more serious diseases. To minimize the risk of damage to the sun, it should be remembered that harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun is most active from 10 to 17 hours. Therefore, try at this time as little as possible to be under the sun or just hide in the shade. Also do not forget about special sunscreen. Of course, they do not protect 100%, but they are protected from severe burns. You should also remember about eye protection: they should be hidden under protective glasses. And anyway, future moms, strongly advise you in the summer to refuse to stay on the beach in active hours, and if unbearable, then reduce the time spent in the open sun to several minutes. Next - always in the shade!
The next question that we would like to discuss is summer heat and pregnancy. Considering that during pregnancy, the expectant mother is already experiencing an increased burden, which is directly related to the need to withdraw the products of the vital activity of the two organisms, in summer this load increases substantially. Sweating is increasing, which is a normal response to high air temperature. In order not to become a victim of a heat stroke and to avoid overheating of the body, try to use as much liquid as possible and not to restrict yourself with tight clothes. Choose clothes of a free cut and preferably of natural fabrics.
Next, let's talk about bathing pregnant in open water.
The role of water procedures in the summer increases even during pregnancy. Agree that each of us wants to plunge into the reservoir when the air temperature exceeds 30C. Note that the summer shower and wiping with a wet towel will help cool the body and easier to transfer the heat to the future mother. But for swimming in open reservoirs, pregnant women should be approached with caution. Why? Let's figure it out.
First, bathing in lakes, rivers and other water bodies can cause many skin and intestinal infections. Therefore, in order not to become a victim of Escherichia coli, you should swim only in those places where it is permitted. Besides, we advise you not to dive into the water with your head in order to exclude the ingress of water (and possibly infection) into the nasopharynx. In addition, pregnant women with a detached mucous stopper should not swim in water bodies, because of the possible penetration into the uterus of various microbes.
Also, it should be remembered that the minimum water temperature in an open pool for a pregnant woman is 20 А C. At the same time, during bathing, a pregnant woman should clearly listen to her feelings. If you feel the slightest discomfort - immediately exit the water. Do not supercool the body - this is fraught with consequences, both for you and for the baby's future.
In conclusion, we note that if you properly dosage stay in the sun, protect yourself and your baby from overheating and take care when bathing, then pregnancy in the summer will leak without complications and be remembered as the happiest time!
Health to you and easy delivery!