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Overheating

(6 Posts)
flipflopsonfifthavenue Fri 11-Jul-14 11:50:51

Am going to a wedding tomorrow, we're in Canada and it's very hot (30 degrees) and very sunny and very very humid. At the rehearsal yesterday the church was SWELTERING and its supposed to be hotter tomorrow on the actual wedding day.

Am 23wks pregnant and am generally hot and fat and struggling. Am supposed to be wearing pregnancy spanx under my dress (which is a light jersey thing) but now am worried that am going to melt/cool the baby while sitting in the church and standing around later during photos etc.

When is overheating an issue? Obviously I'll drink plenty/carry a fan/sit in the shade etc but presumably a hot summer wedding isn't the kind of overheating that's dangerous right...? Wan presumably have perfectly healthy pregnancies in far hotter climates...??

Am a worrying about nothing?

flipflopsonfifthavenue Fri 11-Jul-14 11:51:29

That should be 'cook' the baby...!!

flipflopsonfifthavenue Fri 11-Jul-14 11:53:08

And 'women presumably...'..!!

squizita Fri 11-Jul-14 13:44:20

I would think if you are drinking water and sitting in the shade it will be fine. Otherwise there would be no children in hot climates would there? We wouldn't have evolved to do it?

Overheating means your core temp going up and feeling ill/shakey, not just sweaty. The kind of thing many people would seek medical advice for pregnant or not.

porcito Sat 12-Jul-14 14:05:28

I'm in Mexico and was worried about the same every time I wore giant bands to cover my bump. As squizita said, I've gone on the basis that if you feel ill then you're too hot as your core temp is too high, if you're just sweaty and uncomfortable, the baby's fine. They're well protected in there! At least I hope they are as my body's not made for this heat!

Missingcaffeine Sat 12-Jul-14 14:33:15

You and your baby will be fine as long as you don't get dehydrated. Our bodies are amazing at maintaining our core temperature.
Tip that might be worth trying: someone suggested to me that I should get a Sanctuary spa spritzer (Im sure others exist) to spray on body whenever feeling hot to help keep cool.

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