Being pregnant during the summer can be particularly challenging. From trying to stay adequately hydrated to constantly wiping places you never even knew could produce sweat, pregnancy and heat aren't always a great mix. But you can't stay inside forever, tempting as that may be. At some point, you're going to go to the beach, a picnic, or attend an outdoor party and you might wonder what are some safe warm weather foods to eat when you're pregnant.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist (that's still a thing, right?) to know that the deviled eggs, which have been sitting out on the picnic table for more than four hours, probably aren't safe to eat, pregnant or not. Yet every few years, a new study or trend will declare pregnant women need to avoid certain foods at all costs. You might even remember the "listeria hysteria," as Fortune called it, over deli meats and other cold cuts in 2015 which caused major panic for moms-to-be. But what's just hype and what's actually legit?
Obviously you want to do everything humanly possible to make sure you have a safe pregnancy and your baby arrives happy and healthy, so don't let summer scare you away from enjoying food and fun in the sun. Check out these warm weather foods that are safe to eat while you're pregnant.