What is the challenge of hot summer for pregnant women? As a folk proverb goes, “a pregnant woman has a stove in her belly after three volts.” why do you say that? Because after pregnancy, the metabolism accelerates, and pregnant women will produce more calories. Their body temperature is 0.2 ℃ – 0.5 ℃ higher than that of ordinary people. In addition, their body load is particularly easy to cause heatstroke.
I don’t need to say more about the harm of heatstroke, ranging from nausea and vomiting to high fever and syncope, threatening the life of mother and fetus. However, don’t panic. As long as you have some knowledge of heatstroke prevention, summer is not as terrible as expectant mothers imagine. I’m here to teach expectant mothers how to prevent heatstroke and have a cool and comfortable summer.
1. Wearing: loose and breathable, light color
In summer, whether underwear or coat, pregnant women should choose loose, cotton clothes and wear skirts. These clothes have high permeability and help dissipate heat from the skin. Light colored clothes can reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption.
2. Going out: do a good job in sunscreen and heatstroke prevention
Pregnant women should reduce their activities in the hot sun in summer, especially avoid going out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., because the ultraviolet rays are the strongest during this period, and pregnant women are most likely to sunburn or heatstroke. If you want to go out due to special circumstances, don’t stay in a stuffy place for too long. Take your sunshade umbrella and sunscreen shirt with you. In order to prevent sunburn, pregnant women can wear some special sunscreen.
3. Diet: eat less, eat more and replenish more water
Under the action of high temperature, many pregnant women will have poor appetite. Therefore, the diet of pregnant women in summer should be light, ensure that the ingredients are fresh and diverse, match meat and vegetables, and eat less and more meals. In addition, pay great attention to the supplement of water. Pregnant women have high calories and are easy to sweat, which also means that water in the body is easy to lose, so we must drink more water.
4. Daily life: prevent colds and don’t be greedy for colds
The summer heatstroke prevention artifact belongs to air conditioning. There is an online passage saying that the life of summer is given by air conditioning. You will know how important air conditioning is in summer. When pregnant women turn on the air conditioner to cool down, they should pay attention not to catch a cold. The air conditioner temperature can be maintained at about 28 ℃. At the same time, do not stay in the air-conditioned room for a long time to avoid catching cold.
5. Medication: don’t make your own decisions and follow the doctor’s advice
If you accidentally suffer from heatstroke and need to take relevant drugs, you must take them under the guidance of a professional doctor. Don’t make your own decisions. Any medicine is bad for pregnant women and must not be used without authorization.
Finally, the most important thing is to keep a good mood, no matter how hot it is, calm and cool.