Being pregnant is an attention-grabbing and thrilling journey, which may generally turn into uncomfortable for the expectant mom. In summers, in most elements of the nation temperatures soar, which may trigger some inconvenience to a pregnant lady.
Dr Prathima Reddy, director, senior obstetrician and gynaecologist at Fortis La Femme Hospital, Richmond Highway, Bengaluru says that when a lady is pregnant, her physique goes by distinctive modifications to accommodate the infant, and “some of these changes can cause discomfort to the pregnant mother. Increasing temperatures can only worsen the situation.”
Physiological modifications that happen throughout being pregnant
* Nausea and vomiting in early being pregnant
* Indigestion, ‘gas’, bloating sensation and decreased urge for food
* Enhance in weight by 10-12 kg all through being pregnant
* Oedema — fluid assortment within the ft and legs after the primary three months of being pregnant
* Shortness of breath as a result of rising womb
* ‘Feeling hot’
The physician says that in summers, significantly, pregnant ladies undergo some challenges, including that there are some suggestions with which they will really feel higher.
1. Hydration: Drink at the least 3 litres of water per day. Prime it up with tender coconut and contemporary fruit juices (keep away from when you have gestational diabetes) with minimal or no sugar. Insufficient hydration could result in a warmth stroke.
2. Weight loss program: Keep in mind to incorporate loads of greens, greens, sprouted salads, fruits (particularly watermelon) to your weight loss program. Curd (stay yogurt) and buttermilk are particularly cooling. Keep away from extreme oil, ghee and masalas in meals preparation and reduce down on the salt consumption.
3. Swimming/exercising: It is a wonderful means of cooling off and when you have entry to a pool you could make use of it. Routine train have to be carried out both within the early mornings or evenings when the temperatures are decrease.
4. Elevated ft: Keep in mind to raise your ft by putting them on pillows or cushions as this reduces the water retention in your ft and legs.
5. Garments and footwear: Put on free cotton garments in white or pastel shades. Additionally, put on comfy footwear to accommodate the swelling.
6. Sun shades/sunscreen/umbrella: Put money into a great pair of sun shades and use sunscreen each time you’re out for longer intervals. Carry an umbrella or put on a broad hat to guard your self.
7. Sleep: Attempt to get a nap for at the least half-hour within the afternoon, since it’s the hottest a part of the day.
“See your doctor regularly, and remember to mention any unusual symptoms that you may have noticed. Visit the emergency department of your hospital if you experience excessive fatigue, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting or if you have stopped sweating — these may be symptoms of a heat stroke,” Dr Reddy cautions.