Not only is being pregnant in a heatwave EXTREMELY uncomfortable, it can also be risky if you don't stay hydrated. Overheating and dehydration are common in these temperatures so it's important to know exactly what you can do to keep cool, and all the hacks you can try out at home!
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How to prevent dehydration:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, more if it’s very hot or you’re sweating a lot.
If you're outside, always sit in shade. Don't forget to apply suncream.
When it comes to working out in the heat, make sure you keep it light. Walking is advised over running.
Red flags to look out for are dizziness, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, headache and nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, rehydrate with water and juices, and if symptoms continue, consult your doctor.
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