(Closed) Any tips for dealing with humidity whilst pregnant.

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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5671 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have A/C?

I am in the a/c at work and at home. When going out I try not to stay out for more than 2 hours in the heat, unless there is a pool. I make sure to drink lots of water and put my feet up when I get home.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

So sorry you don’t have A/C at home. I can only imagine! How about wrapping ice packs in towels and putting them on your neck, forehead, etc.? May cool you down a bit. And keeping your hair wet at times to cool you down? And spritzing your whole body with cold water from a sprayer?  Good luck and hang in there!

Post # 6
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5671 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

That has to be hard. Do you live near a beach or a lake? At least maybe you can cool off after work. Jenn23 had a good idea with the spray bottle just to keep your temperature down. Just think the summer isn’t that long, you can do it!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Humidity is the worst!

I second (or third) the ice-pack suggestion.  I’m also a fan of cold showers.  That can take the edge off for a couple of hours.

The other thing that we did while living with no a/c is to close up the house.  Close all the windows and doors and pull the blinds so it’s dark.  It can get kind of depressing, but it will be noticably cooler.  When you get a breeze or at night (if the humidity goes down at night), open up the house.

I’m just over 24 weeks pregnant and up until 3 weeks ago, I was living with no A/C.  I get your pain.  The humidity just zaps your energy and makes it so difficult to feel like you’re taking a deep breath!  

I hope you get some relief soon!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I recommend a dehumidifier. I live in Florida, and it is a constant battle with the humidity, and my dog gets ear infections if the humidity gets high in our apartment. The dehumidifier is a huge help. It was a $150 investment, and I’m sure it will cost more in Greece, but it will help.

Post # 11
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Cariad:  I’m so glad the spritzing worked! 🙂

Post # 12
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5671 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Cariad- Glad you were able to find a way to cool down!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

One thing that helps a LOT is peppermint oil! They sell it here at Whole Foods or any natural grocery store.  Put a couple drops into your spray bottle, and you might actually get too cold! Ha, just kidding. It will cool you down though. 

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