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Sun bathing

(11 Posts)
Sluggers Mon 06-May-13 15:48:54

What a lovely day :-)

Plus I'm going on hols soon.

So I am now preparing myself for the pregnancy police to come along & ruin my fun wink

Seriously though, any do's and don'ts I need to know about (other than the normal stuff - stay hydrated etc etc).

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Mon 06-May-13 16:25:19

"You'll boil him in the bag" And other silly advise?

Only normal sun advise from me I'm afraid, keep hydrated, wear sunscreen and a hat, stay out of the midday sun.

I am very envy of your upcoming hol. although I am feeling too much like a beached whale to enjoy this fabulous weather.

roofio87 Mon 06-May-13 16:28:51

my mw said you are more likely to catch the sun and burn when pg so just be extra sensible with the sun!! have a good hol, I'm very jealous toosmile

Cavort Mon 06-May-13 16:32:19

I am 32+5 and I went away a few weeks ago to get some sun.

I wore a much higher factor then I normally would but other than that I carried on as normal. I was quite aware of not allowing myself to get too hot though and kept popping back under the shade for breaks and plenty of cold drinks and ice cream.

I don't know how far you're going, but I only went to the Costa del Sol and my MW insisted I wore flight socks, which I thought was ridiculous as it's only a few hours but thank goodness I did! My feet still swelled even after wearing the socks so definitely wear some.

snickersnacker Mon 06-May-13 16:54:26

Super-high SPF on your face to minimise the risk of developing melasma.

Sluggers Mon 06-May-13 17:51:13

Costa Del Sol also Cavort. Hadn't even considered flight socks. Actually, I'm seeing a midwife this week so I will ask then.

I just hate it when they say stuff that sounds like they just made it up on the spot. I'm sure they don't all do that though...

I'll only be 18 weeks when we go so an not toooo big yet. In fact, I just look fat rather than having much of a bump!

PhieEl06 Mon 06-May-13 18:09:49

I'm in Portugal at 29 weeks right now, just practical advise, use sun protection, drink plenty, your skin can be more sensitive during pregnancy so take additional precautions, higher factor sun cream etc. - that's the advise I had from my midwife however I have now had plenty of comments from friends & family that think I am "cooking" my baby... hmm

KamikazeeKid Mon 06-May-13 18:16:52

Just be wary that when you overheat the effects hit you quicker so keeping hydrated is important and have somewhere cool or shade nearby if needed and ai found a wet small towel or flannel to hand helped me cool..

Enjoy! I did Thailand and Egypt whilst pregnant and was fine was only caught out when overdoing it.

I second the warning about burning easier....

thepartysover Mon 06-May-13 21:09:40

I caught the sun on my bump during my first pregnancy... after I gave birth and my tummy started to contract, all the tan colour did too - I had a stomach the colour of strong tea, while the rest of was a lot paler. Won't be making that mistake again!

badguider Mon 06-May-13 21:11:08

your skin can be more sensitive to the sun so be careful about burning and wear a higher spf than you usually would.

5madthings Mon 06-May-13 21:13:21

Drink plenty and use suncream, spend some time in the shade etc.

I actually had a woman tell me I would ' boil' ds1 in the amniotic fluid when I had a short top that showed my bump! I just gave her a look!

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