I’ll admit I was strategic about getting pregnant when I did because I did NOT want to be pregnant in the summer. It seemed like pure torture, but I’m finding out it doesn’t really matter what season you’re in, in the late stages of pregnancy, it’s just difficult.
Here are my 5 tips to survive a winter pregnancy:
1. Wear slip on boots.
No matter the weather, whether it’s rain or snow that you get in the winter, you’ll want a pair of slip on boots or you’ll be a slave to your spouse or friends to get your boots on because you can’t bend down that far to put them on.
2. Carry hand sanitizer at all times.
Being pregnant you can’t really take that many medications if you get sick, so you’ll want to avoid it all costs, that’s where hand sanitizer comes in. I’m not usually a fan of hand sanitizer BUT if it means I won’t get the dreaded cold, I’ll do it.
3. Wear layers.
My winter jacket stopped zipping up around 30 weeks so I’ve had to wear lots of layers in order to keep warm, even though the temperature doesn’t get too cold here.
4. Drink lots of water.
Being pregnant seems to have amped up my water intake so it’s been easy for me but if it hasn’t for you, it’s still important to drink tons of water, even if you aren’t sweating!
5. Get the flu shot.
Sigh. This year’s flu has been particularly deadly and the flu shot pretty ineffective BUT I am here to say I did get the flu shot and didn’t get the flu. So just get the flu shot. I don’t even want to think about what having the flu would be like while pregnant. Sounds like hell to me!
Pregnancy definitely has its ups and downs regardless of when you’re pregnant BUT hopefully these tips will help you to survive a winter pregnancy!
So tell me, what are YOUR tips for surviving a winter pregnancy? Were you pregnant in the winter?