The end of summer may be way too close for comfort, but hot temperatures are still plaguing pregnant women everywhere. Heat can be super uncomfortable when you're expecting, leaving you a miserable, smelly, and sweaty mess. But aside from the discomfort, it can also be dangerous. In fact, there are some subtle signs a pregnant woman is overheated that you should know about to make sure you stay safe this summer.
Overheating is never good for a pregnant woman, but it's especially risky during the first trimester. According to Kids Health, if your body temperatures gets up over 102 degrees for longer than 10 minutes during the early months it could hurt your unborn baby, possibly causing neural tube defects and even leading to miscarriage.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay cool in summer when you're pregnant. It's also important to remember, however, that overheating isn't just about the weather. Things like spending too much time under an electric blanket or taking a long dip in a hot tub while pregnant can also raise your body temperature according to Baby Center. You can also get overheated by overdoing it when you work out, so make sure you take a break if you start feeling any of these seven signs.