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Third tri mamas feeling the heat?

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mrsgembles Tue 15-Jul-14 20:43:59

Does anybody have an tips for this 33 weeks pregnant mama on dealing with hit weather?

I just read it might get to 30c in my area on Thurs/Fri and I nearly cried. Stuffy days and miserable long, hot nights are getting the better of me. And to top it off, my HG is 3x worse when I'm hot and tired, so I puke all day too!

Help!

mrsgembles Tue 15-Jul-14 20:44:27

*hot weather, not hit weather, obvs (damned iPhone!)

Missingcaffeine Tue 15-Jul-14 20:55:35

I am with you! It is sooooooo hot!

Normally love being hot, and have spent most of my life constantly complaining that I'm too cold, but the last month or so, it's like my thermostat has reset and I'm happier when the forecast is rain and cold. I'm 30 weeks.

I have a fan on every night all night, no sheets and still struggle to sleep.
I wear the lightest cotton dresses and sandals everyday.
I take every opportunity to drink very cold drinks full of ice.
I travel into work extra early on tube before it gets hot/busy.

mrsgembles Tue 15-Jul-14 21:02:08

Oh God missingcaffeine the tube on hot days is the worst! The Victoria Line was already roasting at 4pm today. Thank goodness I am off work now until my EDD!

Scotmum83 Tue 15-Jul-14 21:06:46

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Normally wrapped up in the thickest duvet I can find but during pregnancy I sleep with no covers window open. Probably not even that hot up here compared to you guys.

Twizzletoes Tue 15-Jul-14 21:08:47

33 weeks today and was past myself at the weekend! I'm living in floaty dresses and drinking a lot of water.

scrufhead Tue 15-Jul-14 21:09:54

Same situation here! I'm 33 weeks and still throwing up sad
I've got out an old fan for the bedroom on a night as I cannot sleep in this heat! Im okay during the day and just have a coldish shower if I need to freshen up & I live in maxi dresses too!

JennyBlueWren Tue 15-Jul-14 21:11:25

A small difference you could make at night would be to set up a bed downstairs as hot air rises. When it gets too hot inside I've also set up a camp bed outside in the garden but obviously that depends on whether you'd be overlooked.

You all have my sympathy I hate the heat anyway and I'm only in my first tri.

jessplussomeonenew Tue 15-Jul-14 23:07:31

33 weeks - hot, cross and just plain worn out. Can't wait until maternity leave starts; I think I'd be able to go on longer if it weren't so hot and muggy! Ice cream and cold milk have been my salvation so far!

mrsgembles Tue 15-Jul-14 23:38:53

I wish my DH wouldn't insist on cocooning himself in the duvet every night, regardless of the temp outside. It's like sleeping next to a (sweaty) furnace!

ohthegoats Wed 16-Jul-14 06:49:11

Well done for managing to stay in the same bed as your partners! I'm in the spare room and it's great.. whole bed with no duvet or hot person nearby. Since I moved we're both sleeping better.

LairyPoppins Wed 16-Jul-14 06:51:53

I'm 37 weeks now - when it was really hot a cool bath or a wallow swim in a cool pool really helped.

Ice pops as well as drinks.

Staying still as much as possible ;)

JFlo Wed 16-Jul-14 07:08:05

I'm with you too! 33wks and sweating in a most unladylike fashion! No aircon at work... Just a window that opens out onto the truck yard... Nights aren't too bad and I'm very grateful I don't have sickness or the tube to contend with!

VJONES1985 Wed 16-Jul-14 07:25:17

I'm 35 weeks and suffering too. It's sports day on Friday (I'm a teacher) and apparently getting to 30 degrees so I'm absolutely dreading it. I sleep with a window open at night in minimal clothing and just a sheet, no duvet. I carry a hand fan in my bag and try to stick my swollen, painful feet in cool water every evening. I have found cool baths help too.

mrsgembles Wed 16-Jul-14 10:16:45

I'm hiding in my living room with the blinds down today. Have our maternity ward tour in two hours and can see heat haze rising off the pavements outside already, waaaaah!

Might get the bus to WILKO later and stock up on ice lolly makers and ice cube trays!

NoMontagues Wed 16-Jul-14 10:48:05

Yes it's horrible. I've been getting restless legs throughout this pregnancy and the heat is just making them so much worse. On Monday night I had to get up at 3am and go downstairs to walk around on the kitchen tiles to try and cool my feet down! I must have looked a total weirdo to anyone who might have been passing the side window- massively pregnant lady shuffling up and down systematically across the kitchen- I had to walk on a new cold bit each step to get the full benefit! grin

HopefulHamster Wed 16-Jul-14 12:04:45

I'm getting fat ankles and only 28 weeks! Didn't happen until I was about 38 weeks last time, but then I was due in the summer then. Bloody summer! Restless legs are awful too.

Misspilly88 Wed 16-Jul-14 12:22:18

Im 4 days overdue so looks likely ill give birth in the heatwave...god help me! doesnt help that labour wards are hotter than the sun already :S

Mintberrycrunch Wed 16-Jul-14 12:30:20

I live in Italy and its in mid 30s and im 39 weeks, I keep the house as dark as poss, apart from daughters room, I stay in most of the time with a sheet on the sofa in my underwear and drink lots off water, ice lollies yogurt.

CheeryName Wed 16-Jul-14 12:41:18

I think our paddling pool saved my sanity when I was PG in summer. It was heaven.

MrsNutella Wed 16-Jul-14 13:10:31

Totally sympathise with all of you!

I'm 38 weeks. I've given up on wearing anything that isn't really really comfortable. DS is 18 months and is a super active boy (and gorgeous, which is probably the only reason I haven't tried to sell him during the hot weather)
Plus I have to wear sexy compression stockings because my legs cramp really badly at night if I don't. To add to that I think I'm developing SPD and about every three steps I feel like I'm being stabbed in the bits which hurts so much it brings tears to my eyes. Sorry. I'm no help but I need to moan today.

My only tip would be, when it's also hot in the evening/night. Before bed have a long lukewarm bath (good if you also have puffy, heavy water filled legs like me) and when you get out don't dry yourself off. Just let the water evaporate.

CoolCat2014 Wed 16-Jul-14 13:55:23

33 weeks here and struggling, not helped by low blood pressure & palpitations!

I'm living in dresses, using a fan at night and only a thin sheet as I like to have something. I fill a thermos with ice every day & top up with water to have constant supply of cold water and ice cubes to suck. Then I've lollies and frappachinos to help!

Eyelet Wed 16-Jul-14 13:55:31

ok, I've had 2 children in heatwaves and was pregnant and then overdue during the summer it hit 34degrees. The lifeguard at our swimming pool openly ignored the 1 hour restriction after AN classes finished and let us stay in the water - we luffed him!

~If you have one open your loft hatch, this will suck air up through the roof and pull cooler air in from below
~Keep curtains closed with white fabric covering them but windows open
~If you have a fan hang a damp cloth in front of it (but safely)
~use a fine mister to freshen your face and regularly run your wrists under a cold tap
~stay hydrated
~to reduce puffy feet use a deep bucket with cold water - the pressure will help more than a shallow tray
~stay hydrated
~sleep downstairs

good luck

KitKat1985 Wed 16-Jul-14 14:04:13

I'm 31 weeks and work as a nurse in a hospital. I swear the hospital is actually an oven in disguise and having to wear a sodding polyester uniformed top with full-length black trousers all day is nearly killing me.

Also finding it hard to sleep at night as it's so muggy and uncomfortable. sad

middlings Wed 16-Jul-14 14:12:33

I feel for you all. This time last year, in the summer from hell, I was 32 weeks pregnant. It's HORRIBLE!

- Wear as little as possible and if you can, stick to natural fabrics.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. I know the peeing is annoying but it does genuinely make you feel better and cooler.
- Fans and curtains drawn as PP have said.
- For those of you in London, commute outside rush hour if you can and if not, if no bugger offers you a seat then ask for one! A woman got on my train yesterday morning, I was half way down the carriage, book in hand and Today programme in my ears so took a second to spot her. I was DISGUSTED that she had got as far as me before being offered a seat. She looked like she was going to cry, bless her.
- Go to bed with a wet head. Yes, it makes the pillows grubby but it helps with the nodding off process.
- For those expecting second or subsequent DCs, make sure you get a break! No offers of playdates were refused. DD1's socialisation skills came on leaps and bounds last summer grin (no local family).

This too will pass. But it's really not funny. You really do have my sympathies.

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