hi girls, i am a huge fan of summer time! i spend most of my summer at the beach or pool. this is my first pregnancy. what are the precautions that i need to take at the beach? i am usually out there for 6-8 hours. i know that i can't boogie board, body surf, etc... how long do you think is safe to spend outside? i usually tan pretty easily...is this dangerous for baby? i know that my body temp shouldn't rise above 102 degrees so is that the main issue with being in the sun/beach/pool while pregnant? any advice is appreicated! thanks so much in advance!!! :-)
You can spend all day outside so long as you use sunscreen and stay in the shade and keep cool. Also, STAY HYDRATED---that is the most important for the baby. I wouldn't go in the water, though, in case something happened. But hanging out at the beach should be FUN!
thank you very much! i will definitely use the sunscreen and drink plenty of water. i won't swim in the ocean pregnant because of the dangers, but will definitely swim in the pool. i am thinking about doing water aerobics this summer.
i tried to be a pregnant beach bum w/ my 1st pregnancy. i thought i could do it w/ no problem b/c i lived at the beach my whole life and was always out in the sun... but it didn't quite work w/ me! i got heat exhaustion even sitting under an umbrella! i tried going fishing w/ dh... and i made it through about up to my 7th month being out at his football games... and i just couldn't take the heat!!! hopefully it will work better for you. have fun!!!!!!!!!!!
oh no, i hope that doesn't happen to me! i just love being at the beach/pool!! i will give it a try in small dosages and hopefully i'll be okay. who knows though...this is my first pregnancy and i am quickly learning that my body has been totally taken over by baby. my body is reacting differently than before to different things, so we will see...
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