If you find yourself pregnant during the cold and frosty months of winter, you will be faced with seasonal hazards such as freezing temps and icy walkways, but that doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying every precious second of your pregnancy, even in your third trimester.
Winter pros: cold weather is lovely with a big, hot body.
In the early days it’s warmer at night so you can breed easily without it feeling like the middle of the cold night everytime you wake.
The materials used are soft cottons & versatile lycra for SUMMER WEAR LEGGING & warm velvet for WINTERWEAR LEGGINGS to give extra comfort by providing soft effect to the wearer.
Unlike my most miserable of miserable summer pregnancy, in which I melted into a sweaty pool each and every day and tried in vain to stuff my body into tank tops and shorts that resembled clothes suitable for public viewing, winter provides ample opportunity to style the expectant mama.
Dealing with dry and itchy skin may be more of an issue for pregnant women in the winter months.
2- Avoid driving in bad weather conditions: many accidents happen due to the snow, so it is recommended that pregnant women not travel during a winter storm and avoid roads that are still being cleared from the snow.
While it is recommended that pregnant women have the flu jab at any stage of their pregnancy, it is even more vital to get it done around flu season.
One of the worst things about being pregnant is how hot the body can get, which then makes you feel ten times hotter.
It is concluded that winter shearing of the pregnant ewe results in an increased loss of maternal body tissues and metabolic adaptations to long-term cold exposure without any of the changes associated with an increase in energy expenditure during the final third of pregnancy.
The women were divided into three randomized groups: one (N = 21) was given a vitamin D2 supplement of 1000 IU/day during the last three months of pregnancy, one (N = 27) was given a single oral dose of 5 mg at the seventh month of pregnancy, and one (N = 29) acted as a control.
A randomized study was conducted to evaluate the effects of single-dose and daily vitamin D supplementation in pregnant women during the last trimester of a winter pregnancy in the Northwest of France.
The results showed a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among the pregnant women, which was most severe during winter months.
Since a developing fetus receives all its vitamin D from its mother, the researchers wanted to compare the vitamin D levels and bone growth of babies who spent more time in the womb during the darker winter months with babies who gestated mostly during summer.
In particular, babies of women who were pregnant mostly during winter (October though March) were exposed to lower vitamin D levels and had shorter thighbones than those of women who were pregnant mostly during summer (April through September), researchers report in the study, to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility.
Don’t let the winter weather get you down – or let you fall down – take some time and a few extra steps to keep you safe and feeling good!
Staying active – Dreary, super cold winter weather can be extra demotivating when it comes to exercising.
Winter Weather Pregnancy Guide – Handling Ice, Snow and Cold Temps.
Being pregnant at this time of year can be a challenge, with bouts of dry, flaky skin, cold and flu germs; and icy pavements.
Being pregnant at this time of year can be a challenge, what with bouts of dry, flaky skin, cold and flu germs; and icy pavements…
Make sure to get a flu shot, if you will be in your second or third trimester of pregnancy during the flu (fall-winter) season.
Tis the season to stay warm, cozy, and make the most of your winter pregnancy.