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How to Survive Summer While Pregnant

Nebraska summers are hot and humid; there is no denying that. A way to make them even more overheated and fun? Throw on a pregnancy! I got pregnant with my first around labor day and therefore had the wonderful experience of going through winter pregnant and not having to worry about a coat due to my little space heater keeping me warm into spring. Unfortunately, my planning skills went out the window with the next 2 pregnancies, and I found myself spending my summers in my 3rd trimester. It became clear I needed to come up with some survival skills on how to still enjoy the summer but also not feel like I am constantly melting. 

Invest in a pool

I know that pool memberships can be expensive – so why not run to Target and grab an inflatable pool for $20 bucks? They make them big enough and long enough; you should be able to fit comfortably and float your days away. It’s also a plus if you have kiddos who will join you, spray their water guns at you, and make sure you don’t forget about them mid-float. This is a great way to help with those aches and pains no matter what trimester you are in. Here is the one I’d recommend from Target.

Perfect the ultimate mocktail

Let’s be honest – there are some days that a delicious cocktail sounds amazing – especially one you can sip while floating in your backyard – and with it being so hot – you need to stay hydrated. Allow me to share two of my favorites;

Virginia Watermelon Margarita
Serves 1
Mocktail Perfection
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1387 calories
351 g
0 g
7 g
28 g
1 g
4729 g
67 g
282 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
4729g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1387
Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 67mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 351g
117%
Dietary Fiber 19g
77%
Sugars 282g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
515%
Vitamin C
624%
Calcium
38%
Iron
63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 small watermelon cut into chunks
  2. ½ cup lime juice
  3. 4 tsp agave
  4. 1/3 cup sparkling water
Instructions
  1. Throw it into a blender--and you have a delicious frozen concoction.
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calories
1387
fat
7g
protein
28g
carbs
351g
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Coconut Lime Cooler
Serves 2
Mocktail time!
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545 calories
134 g
0 g
2 g
6 g
1 g
946 g
532 g
118 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
946g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545
Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 532mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 134g
45%
Dietary Fiber 8g
32%
Sugars 118g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
13%
Vitamin C
40%
Calcium
22%
Iron
29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups of coconut water
  2. 2 cucumbers sliced
  3. ½ cup of lime juice
  4. ¼ cup of chopped mint
  5. You can also add in ¼ - ½ cup of sugar depending on your sweetness radar.
Instructions
  1. Combine everything & let chill for 2 hours. This is so refreshing and doesn’t leave you feeling full.
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calories
545
fat
2g
protein
6g
carbs
134g
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The less clothes, the better

Anyone who has experienced a summer third trimester will tell you -– the less clothes and heat you’re packing –- the happier you are. I have two boys in baseball this summer, so sitting in the a/c isn’t part of the plan. I am living in shorts and tanks and have found the most comfortable breathable ones at Gap Maternity – they have regular tanks, tees and high shelf tanks made of the most lightweight and comfortable material that I don’t feel overheated in. You can find them here. I find myself living in these all summer, and every now and then, swapping them out for a sundress.

These tips have gotten me through a summer of pregnancy with my sanity. What are your warm weather tips for pregnancy survival? We’d love to hear how you stay cool. 

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