July is notorious for being one of the hottest months of the year, and this summer seems to be no exception. The heat, having older kids home from school all day, every single day, and did I mention the heat? Well, it's all enough to make even the thought of pregnancy excrutiating. But having been pregnant over two separate summers, I can tell you that there are more than a few surprising reason why being pregnant in July is the best.
Admittedly, when I was pregnant I wasn't really a fan of July. Or summer, for that matter. I was so swollen you could barely recognize my extremities, I sweated in places I didn't think it was possible to sweat (like around my hair follicles!), and instead of indulging in ice cream I was encouraged to eat fruit. I can't say the experience was all that different the second time around, but at least I knew what I was in store for and, as a result, could actually enjoy a summer pregnancy.
Growing a human being is taxing in and of itself, so the last thing any pregnant woman needs is sweltering heat and an unforgiving amount of humidity. But I encourage you to give poor July a chance. So with that in mind, here are some reasons being pregnant in July is the best.