If you were my patient, I would advise you that you and your baby are probably fine. I would not recommend sunbathing, of course, for many reasons--skin cancer, etc. However, if you drank fluids and cooled off when you felt hot, you probably kept your core temperature within a safe range. Normally your body will prompt you to cool off when your core temperature is climbing too high, and it is pretty difficult to ignore the body's signals.
During pregnancy most women are less tolerant of heat.
As far as UV rays, they cannot penetrate through to the baby, so there is no worry about that.
Be certain to discuss the vacation and the sun with your own care provider, but I doubt that you have done any harm.
Thank you for your answer. I'm particularly worried about the time when my urine felt so hot. Do you think it was a sign of my core temperature rising too high, or just a bit of dehydration?
Or when my skin was feeling so very hot in the evening?
Other than those couple of occasions I do think I had pretty much under control. But I'm really worried that if my urine was so hot, the baby was overheating in there and could be damaged.
I just wanted to add as well, that I did discuss going on vacation with both my midwife and my GP and they didn't have any advice to give. Neither of them mentioned anything about the sun or overheating, or even hot tubs. When I came back and realised I might have caused harm I asked my midwife and she never heard about overheating trough sunbathing so it's quote confusing. I also feel let down by my care providers unfortunately.
Help in terrible pain. I am 14 weeks pregnant and I am having terrible pain in my left side. It feels as if something is in my ribs and have sharp pains in left leg and foot. Are these pains normal??