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  • :domesticgoddess: :domesticgoddess:'s Avatar 05-29-07 | 08:09 PM
  • Being pg in the Summer is fun in some ways, but in other ways it can make things more uncomfortable too. Keeping your body temperature down is not only more comfie but also helps with the swelling in the ankles that pg women commonly suffer with this time of year. What are the ways you have found to stay cool in the hot weather?
  • Heidi1361 Heidi1361's Avatar 05-29-07 | 08:18 PM


    I had a winter baby and a spring baby... but I was still HOT when I was pregnant anyways!
    I found that if I kept my extremities cool, the rest of me stayed a little cooler too. I wore light shoes (think barefoot and pregnant!) it helped... running cool water on the insides of my wrists helped too... 1/2 if not 3/4 of the time my hair was UP too, a cool cloth on the back of the neck helps.
  • teddybear1082 teddybear1082's Avatar 05-29-07 | 09:04 PM
  • I am thankful to read all of this. I am in a wedding in a few weeks and the church has no ac!!! A friend of mine suggested that I bring ice packs for my wrists. I can hide them in the pew and apply them when the photog is no where in sight!
    In other areas... I am a teacher on the 3rd floor of my building, which is apparently in a different climate zone than the rest of my school. So far I have found that drinking cold water or eating cold fruit is a big help. I also have a fan that I have blowing directly on my seat. Since I teach high school students I can get away with sitting a lot more than an elementary school teacher could!
  • koala_kaper koala_kaper's Avatar 05-29-07 | 10:21 PM
  • We haven't had it too bad here yet. On the few days that have been pretty hot, I've put my hair up in a pony tail, made sure to drink plenty of cold water and today we turned on the A/C for the first time this year (and it's FREEZING in the basement which is where the computer is!)
  • susie susie's Avatar 05-30-07 | 02:05 PM
  • Both my babies were due in the Summer and I was so miserable! I either just floated around the pool or stayed indoors with the AC on. Those ice packs come in very handy for swollen ankles and feet