Hit the Movies and and Malls – When bored of sticking to an air conditioned house, expectant mamas may want to try a visit to the local mall or movie theater. Both are filled with cool air and you may get some baby shopping done!
Drink Fluids – We know we should drink at least eight glasses of water a day but sipping orange juice, milk and sports drinks will also help replace electrolytes that are being sweated away in the heat.
Wear Breathable Clothing – That black outfit is not going to make you look slimmer anyway, so keep your maternity wardrobe light-colored, lightweight and made from breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. This will keep sweat stains to a minimum and prevent heat rashes that can develop under the breasts and abdomen.
Use Higher SPFs – Even if you usually stick to SPF 15 sunscreen, consider using higher numbers when pregnant. The sun can increase melanin production that leads to the “mask of pregnancy.” I had this later in my pregnancy, even though it was winter. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays–year round–will reduce the melanin production.
Massages – Pregnancy massages are a must-do and yet an indulgence. If you can, get one because massages can help reduce swelling and prep mom for labor.
Wear Comfy Shoes – Summer may seem like the perfect opportunity to pal around in cute sandals or flip-flops, but wearing comfortable shoes – possibly a half size larger than your normal size – will help support your growing belly and keep swollen feet from getting cut up.