Summer Survival Guide 101 for expectant and nursing mothers

Summer Survival Guide 101 for expectant and nursing mothers

For our expecting or new mamas in Asia, welcome to the warm embrace of Summer. Whilst we love sunny forecasts unfortunately this also comes with a small challenge: sweating. Here are our top tips on how to handle the heat and remain cool this summer whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.

1. Hydration!
Stay hydrated by drinking an abundant amount of cool, fresh water. This not only will keep your body temperature cool but it’s also extremely essential for your baby’s development. Water helps form the amniotic sac and placenta -therefore when the mother is dehydrated so is the baby. The recommendation for a pregnant women is to drink 8 cups to 12 cups of fluids a day. This equals about 1.9 L to 2.8 L (64 ounces to 96 ounces).

2. Apply sunscreen daily
Applying sunscreen daily is the best way to prevent damage from harmful UV rays. During pregnancy it’s best to avoid of chemical-laden products. Instead opt for mineral based sunscreens which include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are considered safe and effective during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

3. Eat your water
There are many ingredients that have high water content and can help meet your daily H20 quota such as: Watermelon, Strawberries, Cucumber, Zucchini, Peacher, Celery, Oranges. These water-rich foods are all healthy for both the mother and growing baby.

 4. Portable supply of coolness
When you are out in the heat, protect yourself with your portable supply of coolness which includes wide brimmed hats, mini portable fans and spray bottles can cool you down instantly when your body starts to heat up.

5. Dress the part
Skip the tight skirts and form fitting bodices when the temperature is high. Opt for flowy, breathable fabrics such as cotton as it’s absorbent and light weight.

6. Stay home o’clock
Check the daily forecast in advance so you can plan when to go outdoors. By checking the hourly temperature updates you can avoid peak heat times. If the temperature passes somewhere are 30 degrees celsius, do yourself and your baby a favour by staying indoors with air-conditioning or a fan then relax your feet up on the couch.

7. Try to remain dry
Prickly heat rashes often occur when your skin is both wet and hot. Whether you’re showering and swimming, make sure you completely dry off -especially where the skin rubs against each other such as the thighs or under your breasts.

8. Keep your skin moisturised
Summer can draw all the moisture from your skin, which is already stretched to its peak with your growing belly. It’s important to keep your skin (both on your face and body) hydrated, soft and supple during your pregnancy and postpartum. Here is your pregnancy and breastfeeding safe summer skincare guide:

Step 1 – Cleanse & Care
Soothing Cleansing Milk

Cleanse and care for your skin with this soothing cleansing milk to nourish and hydrate the skin with Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil. Cleansing will also help to fight off unwanted surface bacteria. Pump one to two drops onto your fingers. Apply to moist skin in gentle circular motions and rinse off.

Step 2 – Illuminate & Revitalise
Revitalising Eye Serum

Soothing and reducing puffiness around the eyes. This eye serum works to strengthen the delicate skin under your eyes and reduce dark under-eye circles. Gives a boost of radiance especially for those experiencing sleepless nights during pregnancy.

Step 3 – Nourish & Restore
2-in-1 Face Serum

Our 2-in-1 Face Serum helps to nourish and restore your skin. This dual action serum and moisturiser soothes and restores the skin with Rose Damascena, Helichrysum Extract and Jojaba. This gentle formula leaves skin with a glow and a soft touch. Apple one to two pumps and massage onto your face and neck both AM and PM.
For your morning routine, don’t forget to apply an SPF after applying the 2-in-1 Face Serum.

Step 4 – Tone & Firm
Stretch Mark Oil

Bheue’s Stretch Mark Oil is a special blend of oils that can safely be used to massage the abdomen before, during and after pregnancy. Stretch Mark Oil is a great for expectant mothers or for anyone who has stretch marks. It's also beneficial for dry skin and will help keep skin hydrated and soft during and after your pregnancy. Apply twice daily over the bust, bump and legs. Spray lightly and massage onto the skin in large circular motions.

Bheue xx 


NB: This information is intended for general educational purposes only. It is not medical advice. Please discuss any medical issues with your own doctor or midwife.


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