Tips for a Happy Pregnancy during Monsoon
Being pregnant during summer is a dreadful experience, especially with the excessive sweating. Regrettably, monsoon does not bring much relief to pregnant women. Although, monsoon may make you feel more uncomfortable than usual, here are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle to feel less uneasy.
Monsoon is likely to make you sweat more than summer for monsoon increases the level of humidity by manifolds. Avoid wearing uncomfortable clothes, especially when you have a big tummy. To stay comfortable, make sure that you wear fitting clothes or clothes that are slightly loose. Avoid wearing clothes that are made of synthetic fabrics as they retain perspiration and heat.
You may also like to read: Tips to Dress in Early Pregnancy.
Bathe at least twice a day to make sure that you stay cool and fresh. Keep a wet tissue or towel dipped in cool water handy so you can use it whenever you want to wipe sweat and grime away. Use a spray of rose water to spray it on your face to feel fresh and clean.
Make sure that you never step outdoors barefoot. Dirty water that is mixed with soil and sewage can lead to several infections. Therefore, wash your feet and hands with warm water and a disinfectant soap to keep them clean and shielded against infections and other skin problems.
Food and Drink
Keeping yourself well hydrated is the key to surviving summer and monsoon. Drink plenty of water and make sure that you drink only filtered water. If you experience any symptoms of headache, nausea, fatigue or dizziness, talk to your doctor. Avoid eating foods that are served by street vendors. Such foods include fruits, fried fruits, juices, water/milk based drinks, etc. If you must eat out, choose a place that is known for its hygiene.
You may also like to read: What Not to Eat during Pregnancy.
Keep Home Clean
Since you would be spending most of your time at home, especially during the last few months of pregnancy, ensure that you keep the house clean and fresh. Use a high quality disinfectant to clean the bathrooms and floors. Use pest control for your homes to protect you from flies, cockroaches, termites, mosquitoes and other diseases. You may choose to burn camphor, dry neem leaves, etc to purify the air. Keep a small mesh bag of cloves near the window or in the cupboard to allow a fresh and natural scent to hang in the air.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Before stepping out, make sure that you keep these tips in mind.
- Always carry an umbrella or raincoat.
- Keep the vehicle’s fuel tank full.
- Keep the mobile phone charged at all times.
- Always ask your doctor for additional precautions that you may need to take to keep yourself and your baby safe.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Jul 11, 2012
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