Pregnancy calls for extra precaution and safety. But why miss out on the monsoon fun? Here are a few pregnancy care tips to make you feel at ease with the help of that extra care!
- Make sure you are wearing loose clothes. Always wear a size larger than what will fit you. This is because the rain water tends to make your clothes hug to your body. This is risky both for the foetus and the mother. The foetal stage is hypersensitive to the temperature fluctuation in the mother’s body. Apart from that, always wear cotton clothes. Avoid polyester and other variants of synthetic fabric as they trigger rashes and sweat accumulation. Dry yourself up completely and remember to keep yourself warm after that.
- Never step outside barefoot. Wear comfortable shoes and avoid rubber soled shoes as they tend to slip more in water.
- Wash your hands and feet more often if needed. Rain water usually mixes with the sewage water and dirt and might cause infection if not washed properly. The most commonly cause infections are conjunctivitis, flu or viral fever.
- Drink a lot of water and do not consume roadside food. This tends to cause nausea, headache and diahorrea. Instead, try drinking coconut water or a homemade lemonade. A very good option is curd.
- Beware of those mosquitoes! If you feel like letting some fresh air in your home, keep in mind to hang those window nets to prevent yourself from mosquito bites or you may just apply mosquito repellents. Make sure you aren’t allergic to them. Consult a doctor in case it doesn’t suit you.
- The best monsoon care for pregnant women is to take bath in neem water. This can be prepared at home and is excellent for a rash-free smooth skin. Boil a handful of neem leaves in a vessel and let it boil for 15—20 minutes. Let it cool for an hour or so. This can be prepared in required quantities and as per one’s needs. Bathing daily once a day with this water is a great way to fight germs and bacteria.
- Always carry your raincoat and umbrella while travelling and keep some extra cash handy for emergency purposes.
- Never go near open wires and electrical appliances which you think can cause harm to you.
- Remember to inform your family, always, before stepping out!
Enjoy monsoons with every bit of care!
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