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ok. Pregnancy, in this heat?? is ANYONE else coping with it?

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TheNatty Sun 28-Jun-09 20:22:39

...or am i just pathetic?

38 weeks pregnant and feel like i am boiling all the time! cant sleep at night due to the heat, sweating, cant bring myself to leave the house, generally fed up with it!

anyone else? or is it just me blush

FruitynNutty Sun 28-Jun-09 20:25:25

No but I was this time in 2005 when we had a heatwave. It's horrific, I really feel for you. Go and stick your head in a bucket of icy water smile
Also, try rubbing ice on the insides of your wrists.

TheNatty Sun 28-Jun-09 20:31:44

omg i remember that heat wave, and the 2006 one when my son was born was horrific.

good idea about ice on your wrists

olivo Sun 28-Jun-09 20:45:22

I'm only 31 wks natty and i'm struggling too. can't do anything, i'm a wreck and dreading work this week.

i was also pg in the summer of 2006, it was hell then too!

mejon Sun 28-Jun-09 20:47:08

Sympathies here - I'm not coping very well and I'm not even pregnant!! DD was born during the heatwave in August 2006. I used to sit in the shade with my feet in a bowl of water. It was very cooling and relaxing. At night, I had two fans on the go - one aimed at my head the other angled up my body from my feet. It was the only way I could sleep. DH meanwhile would be wrapped up in the duvet!

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PeppermintPatty Sun 28-Jun-09 21:17:24

Poor you, I feel your pain (or heat).
DD was born in June and was 2 weeks overdue. I spent a lot of time lying in a bath of cold water in that last week.

rachels103 Sun 28-Jun-09 21:17:33

Much sympathy from me...I'm due TODAY (baby are you listening in there) and know exactly what you mean.
I sat like a boiled lobster under a parasol in the garden today with my feet in ds's paddling pool. My feet are huge.
And I usually love the sun...
Good idea about the fan mejon - we've got one in the loft I think...

gizzy1973 Sun 28-Jun-09 21:19:36

I am only 12 weeks and hating the heat and dreading work this week - i work as a nanny so no nice air conditioned office and the aircon is broken on my car as well

JetLi Sun 28-Jun-09 21:32:40

Ladies - hate to break this to you but they're forecasting it to get even hotter between now and Friday shock
I'm keeping the curtains shut and the windows open in an affort to keep the home temp down a bit (38+4).

TheNatty Sun 28-Jun-09 23:13:17

nooooo please no..

right where is the curry and the castor oil..

MissieMoosMummy Mon 29-Jun-09 01:24:31

LOL TheNatty! You poor thing. I really feel for you in this heat. If the curry doesn't work, pin an eviction notice on your bump and start talking very sternly to its resident. It's pretty unfair that you shoud suffer all this overheating so babs can languish in a climate-controlled bedsit.

Gosh, I remember the 2006 heatwave - I got pregnant towards the end of that year, and browbeat DH to buy an air-conditioner because I was NOT going to suffer through that at 30+ weeks if the next summer turned out that way. Mercifully 2007 was a washout, but I'm already wilting this time round and I'm not even that far along. This air-con unit was the best pg purchase ever. Bring on the the heat next week - I ain't leaving the house!

Cowwomanmoo Mon 29-Jun-09 01:29:04

Im melting and swelling all at the same time.

MumGoneCrazy Mon 29-Jun-09 01:42:46

Im nearly 28wks and this heat is getting to me badly
im fat, sweaty, tired and grumpy

Its the reason im still up now
ive just had a cold bath and am crunching ice but it isnt working sad

Its sending my bp soaring resulting in me being dizzy, faint and blurry eyed angry

I also remember the heat in 2005 AND 2006 sad DD1 was born july 2005 and DD2 sept 2006 (same time this one is due)

staylucky Mon 29-Jun-09 01:45:21

Am 38 weeks and My feet are massive!!

Been on mat leave throughout June and have the most amazing tan!!

I do like waking up to sunshine and the promise of being able to wear flip flops though. My last pg was during winter but I was still hot it was harder to wear light clothing though during the rain and snow!

Cowwomanmoo Mon 29-Jun-09 02:01:04

I think its very telling that we are all posting at this time of night. It only just becomes cool enough to think.
My DP is putting me in a wheelbarrow and taking me to the MW on Tuesday for a stretch and sweep, I so hope it works.
Sounds like a B17 in hear with all the fans going.

Gromit78 Mon 29-Jun-09 05:58:26

I admit I like the sunshine and going for walks during the day in this sunny weather, but the nights are so difficult.

I just hope to heavens the hospital won't be too hot when I go to deliver the baby. Everytime I go to the antenatal clinic I frazzle, let's hope the mat ward and delivery room is cooler

SparkleandShine Mon 29-Jun-09 06:59:51

like fruityandnutty I was pg in 2005 heatwave and went and bought an air conditioning unit (£250 from wicks) it was a life saver blush

TheLadyEvenstar Mon 29-Jun-09 07:05:58

I was oreg with ds1 in 1998 and this time that year was a scorcher. I found a nice huge fan blowing on me indoors helped, plenty of cool water, ice on my wrists and wearing next to nothing lol. I even went as far as wearing maternity cycling shorts...not a pretty sight but i was cooler.

Nemoandthefishes Mon 29-Jun-09 07:10:01

most of my pregnancies have been over a heatwave although this year was my first time of being very heavily pg in it and I felt it!!! Luckily dd3 was born 2 wks ago..hang in there not long left!!

Picante Mon 29-Jun-09 07:10:10

I am with you ladies! Got no sleep last night despite a fan (am dreading the electricity bill!). Noticed my fat puffy toes yesterday... nice.

I'm going to have a look at air-con units today - if this is what's in store for August then I think it's worth it.

readyfornumber2and3 Mon 29-Jun-09 07:29:51

I dont think I can take much more of this heat sad
I am 31 weeks with twins and the size of a house! I feel trapped in the house as it is too hot to venture out and night times are a nightmare as there is no air.

I had DS in july 2006 durin a heatwave so I think the weather has a problem with me being pregnant lol

Luckily I am NEVER doing this again wink

sybilfaulty Mon 29-Jun-09 07:47:24

Massive amounts of sympathy ladies. I'm not pg now but have done pg in the heat and it is not fun. Carry water everywhere and insist on seats etc on the bus. Those sprays like Evian and Magicool also make you feel a little fresher.

I also found that a fan directed at my feet worked better than a fan pointing at my body for cooling down.

Hang on in there and eat lots of ice cream.

All the best.

Cies Mon 29-Jun-09 07:57:51

Much sympathy. I'm only 21 weeks but my feet and lower legs take any excuse to swell up like an elephant! I bought some cooling peppermint gel from the supermarket and beg dh to massage it in every night dh lovingly massages it in every night. Its effect lasts about half an hour and really cools you down.

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