Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

In such a quivering period of life as pregnancy, women become very cautious for fear of harming themselves and their baby.

Now, when this summer is already on the street, expectant mothers face a serious question: can they sunbathe and swim?

Of course, we all have heard about the dangers of ultraviolet rays, but we also forget about such a concept as sun treatment, or "heliotherapy".

The sun's rays are useful, first of all, for their antidepressive properties, and my mother's smile will only benefit the child.

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In addition, sun therapy speeds up the metabolism, increases the immunity of a woman weakened by pregnancy. It also improves the function of the endocrine glands, increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, which prevents the development of osteoporosis in pregnant women, increases the production of vitamin D, which is the prevention of child rickets.

If you alternate sunbathing with swimming, then know that time spent in water should be taken into account in the total time spent in the sun

An interesting feature: during pregnancy the tan falls much faster. This is due to a change in hormonal levels, since the body’s estrogen levels increase, which causes a more intense formation of melanin pigment. It means that expectant mothers need to be especially careful about tanning to avoid possible complications.

Remember that the direct rays of the sun are dangerous for you.- hide under a parasol or in the shade of a tree. If the street above + 30 º C, the beach is better not to go. Do not sunbathe in the hours when the sun is most active (from 11.00 to 15.00). At this time, even in the shade there is a high probability of overheating or getting burned. It is not recommended to sunbathe, being hungry or, on the contrary, with an overly full stomach.

During the heat, the sand and pebbles warm up to 60 ºС, so it is better to stay on a sun lounger. The head should be slightly raised.

Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers - image №1If you alternate sunbathing with swimming, then know that the time spent in the sea, river or pool should be taken into account in the total time spent in the sun. The action of ultraviolet radiation is also active in water. Drink as much water as possible - the constant replenishment of moisture in the body will save you and your baby from overheating and dehydration.

Remember about sunblock. Protection factor must be at least 20. But it is better to give preference to the highest degree of protection. Examine the composition of the product - it can contain harmful substances that can be absorbed through the skin. The cream should be applied to the skin 30 minutes before coming to the beach, as well as every two hours and after each swim. After returning home, be sure to wash off the cream and apply moisturizing milk to the skin.

Failure to follow these rules can cause serious complications in the pregnant woman’s body.. Too long stay on the beach under the scorching sun can lead to uterine bleeding, overheating and fainting, varicose veins, increased pigment spots on the face of a woman who appeared during pregnancy.

Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers - image number 2The benefits of swimming during pregnancy can not be overestimated. In water, the future mother becomes light, water relieves stress and fatigue, prevents the formation of edema. Water procedures perfectly maintain the tone, so they are very useful for varicose veins. During swimming, breathing and muscles of the whole body, including the abdominal muscles are trained, which will certainly help you during childbirth.

Do not forget to consult with your gynecologist - contraindications may be associated not so much with pregnancy, as with the general state of your health.

The choice of the reservoir must be taken very carefully.. Pay attention to its purity. After swimming in places not approved by epidemiologists, you have a chance to “catch” typhoid fever, dysentery, gastric flu, viral hepatitis A, cholera, etc. It is better to refrain from swimming in reservoirs with non-flowing water - lakes, ponds, and classes in the pool will not harm your health.

Do not go into the water if it seemed cold to you - it is dangerous. Pregnant women are not recommended to immerse themselves in water whose temperature is below 20 degrees.

Do not swim too much, because serious exercise will not bring benefits. Even if you are a good swimmer, do not swim very far, because the expectant mother sometimes has convulsions.

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    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

    Pregnancy and tanning: tips for expectant mothers

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