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This heat!

(20 Posts)
FlowerPowerBecky Fri 26-May-17 10:41:47

Now don't get me wrong I am not one to complain when we have lovely sunshine in England!

But by golly being pregnant in this heat must be the hardest thing to do! Feel like I'm melting!

Does anyone else feel tempted to get a cheap paddling pool and beach out like the whale I feel at the moment?? 😂

The only "pregnancy glow" I've got going on now is the shade of a sun ripped tomato 🍅

SuperManStoleMyPants Fri 26-May-17 10:47:14

I'm 37+3 and on my first day of maternity leave, I'm also sat in a dark house eating my 4th ice lolly. This is my long term plan until child makes an appearance grin

SavoyCabbage Fri 26-May-17 10:47:48

Spend a lot of time in air conditioned places. That's my top tip! I'm sure I spent most of my pregnancy in Ikea.

And 'shut up' your house. Close all the windows and curtains to block out the heat until its cooler outside than it is inside.

FlowerPowerBecky Fri 26-May-17 10:48:32

That actually sounds like a mighty good plan! I've got a tub of Ben and Jerrys I'm tempted to dive into! Sorry Bean... no healthy eating today mummy thinks 😂😂

fluffandsnuff Fri 26-May-17 10:55:31

Fans...everywhere. 34 weeks and just sick of pregnancy now.

But, silver linings.....had DS in a heatwave and that was less fun. very sleepy babies who won't feed, MWs shouting at me to dress that baby (what? It's hotter than the sun in here- he will overheat!)

Ice lollies and garden chairs with feet in the paddling pool, definitely a plan.

notomatoes Fri 26-May-17 10:58:56

8 weeks to go. I'm really hoping this is just a blip and the more traditional British summer is on its way.

Queenofthebrae Fri 26-May-17 11:01:11

I gave birth last August in the middle of a Scottish heatwave. My goodness it was not fun! In the last few weeks of pregnancy I sat in the garden with big bump on show with hand fan and cold compresses. Being in labour the best thing I had was my birthing partner with a small bag of ice rubbing it up and down my back. It was absolute bliss.

Sparklyuggs Fri 26-May-17 11:33:11

superman has the right idea! Luckily my house is cool but I'm struggling to sleep as it's so noisy with the windows open.

lilyborderterrier Fri 26-May-17 14:04:14

I'm 6 months and struggling, hair is frizzy, spots on my chin from suncream, my thighs are sweaty and sore rubbing together, sweaty under boob I could go on 😩 and i can't sleep, i look like a beached whale. My cars air con is broken.

Sorry Moaning rant. It's lovely to have sun and warmth but a few degrees lower with a bit of a breeze would be ace !!
I'll be moaning when it breaks too.

CatRash Fri 26-May-17 17:43:45

I have cabbages on my feet to try a different reduce the swelling ​bought on by the heat.

Husband keeps making me virgin Mojhitos though so not all bad!

Already had two ice lollies today....expect it'll be more like four before the day is over!

CatRash Fri 26-May-17 17:46:20

I wasn't joking about the cabbage! grin

Teabagtits Fri 26-May-17 17:52:23

Ewww that cabbage looks mingling. Is it working?

I'm not as bad today as we have a breeze by yesterday was horrific. Thankfully nothing swollen. 35w now

watchingitallagain Fri 26-May-17 18:32:52

Is this cabbage actually a thing?! I nearly cut my feet off last night and I'm only 30 weeks.

Electromagnetic Fri 26-May-17 18:38:51

Tip I read for the sweaty chafing thighs, spray deodorant on them first thing! On a baby moon and have spent the day waddling around sightseeing and it's worked a treat!

Ollivander84 Fri 26-May-17 19:15:59

Gel packs - the ones for injuries you can heat up and freeze. Remove from freezer, wrap in towel and use as a a cold water bottle
Wring a light scarf out in ice cold water and drape over you
Magicool spray

(Not pregnant but actual allergy to heat!)

CatRash Fri 26-May-17 19:32:20

Yeah it's a thing - read about it a couple of times so thought it would be worth ago - it's supposed to draw out the water.

I found it made no difference sad It was cooling and the cabbage was a bit wet but not if that was from me or the cabbage lol!!

Apparently tonic water works too so guess what my next thing is!! Shame I won't be drinking it with a gin though!

CadburySpot Fri 26-May-17 19:43:09

Magic oil spray is good but it is definitely not cost effective, a bottle only lasted me a few hours.
So for me:
Icepacks,
Ice lollies,
And a hand held fan is the way to go.

Xanadu44 Fri 26-May-17 20:13:31

Urgh. I'm 37 weeks and this is just wiping me out!!! I know it's awful but I am praying for rain!! Sorry!

watchingitallagain Sat 27-May-17 16:05:32

Ooooh Cat. I'm getting on the tonic!

SelfObsessionHoney Sat 27-May-17 16:42:01

Struggling today.
Its been 26 degrees today so I've spent the day inside, in the dark and cool but have had to close the front windows as neighbours have a 6 foot trampoline in the front yard, approx 6 foot away from my front door so I've not got any trough breeze, just stagnant air.
All the local kids gravitate to it, there was about 15 on it at one point and the noise is torture. It's been bounced on solidly for the last 6 hours straight. I've asked the parents to ask the kids not to shriek so loudly, can hear them in my upstairs back room with all the windows shut, but there's a language barrier. I am dreading maternity leave and the summer holidays coinciding.

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