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Dr. Guevara: Tips for Pregnant Women During The Winter Months

Pregnant women may need to take extra precautions during the winter months to ensure their well-being and the health of their developing baby. Here are some winter tips for pregnant women:


Dress in Layers:

  • Wear layers to regulate your body temperature. This is especially important in winter when moving between cold outdoor temperatures and heated indoor spaces.


Stay Hydrated:

  • Cold weather can be dehydrating, and staying well-hydrated is crucial during pregnancy. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help maintain amniotic fluid levels.


Choose Proper Footwear:

  • Wear comfortable, supportive shoes with good traction to reduce the risk of slipping on icy or snowy surfaces. Proper footwear can also help alleviate discomfort and swelling.


Protect Your Skin:

  • Cold and dry air can lead to skin dryness and irritation. Use a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated, and don’t forget to protect your face with a scarf when it’s windy.


Maintain a Healthy Diet:

  • Consume a balanced diet rich in nutrients. Include foods high in vitamin C to support your immune system during flu season.


Be Mindful of Cold and Flu Prevention:

  • Pregnant women should be extra cautious during the winter season, as a cold and flu can be more severe during pregnancy. Practice good hygiene, such as frequent handwashing, to prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses.


Avoid Overheating:

  • While it’s important to stay warm, avoid overheating. Dress in layers that can be easily removed, especially if you are indoors where heating may be high.


Practice Safe Exercise:

  • Continue to engage in safe and moderate exercise. If outdoor activities become challenging due to weather conditions, consider indoor exercise options like prenatal yoga or swimming.


Be Cautious with Winter Sports:

  • If you enjoy winter sports, make sure to choose activities that are safe for pregnancy. Avoid activities with a high risk of falling or injury.


Manage Pregnancy-Related Aches and Pains:

  • If you experience back pain or joint discomfort, consider using a maternity support belt or warm compresses to alleviate discomfort. Consult with your healthcare provider for safe pain relief options.


Plan for Travel:

  • If you need to travel during winter, plan ahead. Check weather forecasts, make sure your vehicle is winter-ready, and pack essentials like snacks and water.


Get Sufficient Rest:

  • Pregnancy can be tiring, and the winter months can bring additional challenges. Ensure you get enough rest and listen to your body if it signals the need for extra sleep or breaks.


Monitor Indoor Air Quality:

  • Winter heating systems can sometimes affect indoor air quality. Ensure proper ventilation, and consider using a humidifier to maintain a comfortable and moisture-balanced environment.


Attend Prenatal Check-ups:

  • Keep up with your prenatal appointments and consult your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about your health or the health of your baby.


Contact St. Gianna Clinic at 920-605-3115 for personalized advice based on your individual health needs and circumstances. Staying informed and taking steps to prioritize your well-being can contribute to a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy during the winter months. 


Prayer to Our Lady of the Snows

Oh Mary, lady of the greatest heights,
teach us to climb the holy mountain of life in Christ.

Guide us along the paths of God,
marked by your maternal footprints.

Teach us the path of love,
that we might always live in love.

Teach us the path of joy,
that we might bring joy to others.

Teach us the path of patience,
that we might welcome everyone in generosity.

Teach us the path of goodness,
that we might serve our brothers and sisters in need.

Teach us the path of simplicity,
that we might enjoy the beauties of creation.

Teach us the path of meekness,
that we might bring peace to the world.

Teach us the path of fidelity,
that we might never tire of doing good.

Teach us to raise our eyes to the heights,
so as to never lose from our sight the final goal of our lives:
eternal communion with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


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