Pregnant? 5 summer survival tips if you're expecting

1. Slow down


Can't stretch to the mama-to-be massage treatments at your local salon? Don't fret. Grab a bowl of bubbles and give yourself a foot spa to cool swollen toes. When heavily pregnant, it can be tempting to use the stop gap between giving up work and birth to fit in a thousand things, but aim to pace yourself. Expectant women need more sleep in their first and third trimesters so enjoy a siesta when you can. Sunny days are tiring and you want to be in a flexible frame of mind ahead of the birth.