If being pregnant already increases body temperature (especially due to hormonal changes), imagine pregnancy at more than 30º C. Heat influences (and much) in pregnancy and has physical consequences on the pregnant woman. It can also influence the baby and even make the moment of delivery go forward
If being pregnant already increases body temperature (especially due to hormonal changes), imagine pregnancy at more than 30º C. Heat influences (and much) in pregnancy and has physical consequences on the pregnant woman. It can also influence the baby and even make the moment of delivery go forward. In addition, the pregnant woman should be especially careful in the face of the sudden arrival of heat waves.
Consequences of heat in the pregnant woman
High temperatures cause the blood vessels to contract as a method of 'cooling'. That's why many people swell their feet. Something much more visible in pregnant women, since their internal temperature increases during pregnancy. The heat can trigger a type of stress in the pregnant woman that induces the appearance of uterine contractions and increases the production of the hormones that trigger labor (oxytocin and prostaglandin).
Many gynecologists believe that premature births increase during times of heat. In fact, recent studies show that high temperatures shorten the duration of pregnancy. Consejos 9 tips to cope with the heat during pregnancy
Obviously, you will not be locked up all day in an air-conditioned room, but you can avoid going out in the hottest rush hour (between 12 noon and 3pm) or Try to get away from areas where more people are concentrated. Here are other tips for you to try to cope better with high temperatures:
Usecotton clothesand very light 2.
Keep the house cool. If you do not have air conditioning, open the windows early in the morning, close the blinds at noon and reopen the windows at night3. Do not leave
never without your water bottle . You should drink a lot (between 1.5 l and 3 l per day). You will avoid dehydration and the sudden drop in tension4. If you sweat a lot, in addition to water, consume sports drinks and natural juices. You need an extra sugar and mineral salts
5. Do not leave the fan at home. Carry it in your bag
6. Take a refreshing spray. Even if it is only water, it will be very good for moments of maximum heat
7. Eat fresh foods: salad, fruit with a lot of water content. First of all,
you have to maintain hydration . Otherwise avoid heavy meals rich in fat and carbohydrates8.
Do not forget the protective cream. The skin is more sensitive to the sun during pregnancy. Do it generously if you want to avoid the appearance of those unsightly spots that appear during pregnancy: chloasma9.
Goes a lotto avoid swelling of feet and legs. Swimming will also come in handy Symptoms of a 'heat stroke' in the pregnant woman
Heat can become a risky situation when there is a 'heat stroke'. And this occurs when the body temperature of the pregnant woman rises to more than 39º C
. Apart from the high temperature, the symptoms of a heat stroke are: - Reddened and dry skin-
and headache - Dizziness, vertigo - Vomiting
In case of any of these warning signs, you should go immediately to the emergency room.