When you are pregnant, you may experience hot sweats. This is largely due to your hormonal fluctuations.
You also have an increased blood volume, which may cause you to feel warmer.
Knowing why you feel warmer probably doesn’t help. What you are more interested in knowing is how you can stay cool when the weather is hot!
Start with what you are wearing. Choose natural fibers, which will breathe and help you stay cool. If you choose synthetic fibers, try choosing fibers designed to wick moisture away from your body. Choose light colors, which reflect heat away from you.
You will obviously want to stay where it is cool. This usually means staying inside where there is air conditioning. Moving air will also help you feel cooler.
Try using a small hand held fan, or even a small battery operated or electric fan. You will be surprised at how much cooler you feel.
Avoid going out in the heat of the day. This is usually from mid morning until mid afternoon, although it can vary depending on where you live. If the temperature is high, avoid going outside, no matter what time of day it is.
If you do have to go outside, try to make your time outside as brief as possible, and strive to be out during the cooler parts of the day.
Try running cold water over your wrists. This can help you when you need to feel cooler in a hurry. You can also apply a cold compress to the back of your neck, and the back of your knees.
You might also try soaking your feet in a soothing tub of warm water. Keep your shower or bath water lukewarm or tepid. If you have a chance to get in a pool, enjoy yourself; just make sure you stay out of the sun and don’t over exert yourself.
Peppermint is very cooling. Invest in some body wash, shower gel or body lotion that contains natural peppermint oil. Not only will your skin feels cool and tingly, but you will also feel energized and refreshed.
Avoid using peppermint products on your face, breasts, and genital areas; what is enticingly tingly on your skin elsewhere can be very uncomfortable on this sensitive skin.
Be sure to stay hydrated when the weather is hot. When the weather is hot, you will be perspiring more than usual. You need to replace this with water, as well as consuming enough water to keep you and your baby healthy.