Ever since I got pregnant and entered the third trimester, I’ve been experiencing crazy hot flashes.
I’ve always heard and seen women on TV fanning themselves to stay cool while they’re pregnant, but I always assumed it was an exaggeration.
Sadly, I’ve discovered that it isn’t an exaggeration and I’ve become one of those fanning women. The hot flashes come out of nowhere. I can be sitting on the couch relaxing, when my skin becomes really hot to the touch and my cheeks flare up to a rosey red color. I wish there was a way to prevent the hot flashes, but my doctor says there’s nothing much I can do. My body is just having a difficult time regulating temperature, since a lot of my blood is flowing to the baby. However, he recommended a few suggestions to stay cool. Obviously, I could wear lightweight and breathable clothing. However, that wasn’t a concern for me. My doctor also suggested investing in a few portable fans to set around me whenever I was at home. I went out and purchased 3 portable fans that afternoon! One for my bedroom, one for the living room, and one for the kitchen. Whenever I’m lounging, I place the fan directly on me, so I can feel as much cool air as possible. This has helped a little, but there are still some situations when I can’t cool down. During those times I either sit in front of the freezer, or I lay beside the air conditioning vents with the temperature as low as possible. I don’t even want to see our next utility bill.