Going to the beach while pregnant can be a lot of fun. You don’t have to fear going to the beach when you are pregnant you can easily enjoy staying at the beach during your pregnancy with our pregnancy beach hacks.
Are you ready to make your beach trip amazing?
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The Best Pregnancy Tips For Going To The Beach
Everything To Pack For Your Pregnancy Beach Trip
- Safe Sunscreen
- Large Towel
- Wet Bag (for wet clothes)
- Extra Socks
- Extra Change of Clothes
- Water Shoes
- *anything else you’d like to take to the beach
Okay now that you know what needs to get packed let’s dive right in and see the hacks for your safe and fun pregnancy beach trip.
1. Use Safe Sunscreen
Now that you are pregnant you should be using sunscreens that avoid the chemical oxybenzone which has been linked to birth defects.
The sun can be extremely harsh to pregnant mothers leaving their skin with blotches if not protected correctly.
Use the safe sunscreen every 2-3 hours after going in and out of the water and before going into the sun
2. Maternity Bathing Suits
Don’t be embarrassed to show off your bump! Even if that means new stretch marks and cellulite in places you didn’t have before.
When you look back you are going to love that bump and yourself for showing it off.
Your body is making life, you are honestly a goddess right now. Embrace it!
You can see all my favorite maternity bathing suits here.
3. Have Pregnancy Safe Snacks
Take snacks that will keep you full and hydrated longer. All your hormones and extra weight are bound to make you want to take constant breaks.
Fruits with high water content to keep you hydrated are a great idea.
Ideas for fruits with high water content:
Snacks with good fat like avocado and maybe even pita chips are great alternatives instead of soda and candy. Take fruit infused water if you aren’t drinking water like you should.
Doing small changes in your eating habits will go a long way in your beach trip and your whole pregnancy.
4. Take Socks
I learned this hack from my husband who has very sensitive feet. The heat from the sand would automatically cause him to blister up and swell.
If you have been to the beach before you know that walking on sand with sandals is pretty hard and annoying because you get sand thrown everywhere by your sandals.
The best thing to do is wear your sandals in the parking lot. Then place socks on your feet while you are walking on the sand.
You wont burn your feet and you’ll be able to walk smoothly without throwing sand everywhere.
The socks on your feet also help keep traction on the sand, making the walk to your set up destination much smoother.
Don’t be embarrassed that you have socks on at the beach, people are going to start doing it. It’s going to be a thing and you may have just started the next pregnancy trend so feel awesome about that!
5. Water Safety For Pregnant Women
Is it safe to go into the ocean when pregnant?
Yes it is, you can safely go into the water and swim. As long as you have a regular pregnancy – if you have any complications always check with your doctor first if you can go into the water. (most cases yes, but make sure you check first in case you’re particular situation you cannot)
Can you get hit by a wave in the belly when Pregnant?
Getting hit by the waves is fine, just as a precaution you can turn on your side when the wave hits you.
You can also turn back so the wave hits your backside and not your belly. *You can also hide behind your partner so they could take the majority of the hit (muahaha)
6. Take An Extra Pair Of Clothes
This should just be standard on every beach trip even when you are not pregnant.
Being comfortable is one of those things that many pregnant don’t always have. But by taking a change of clothing you can be MORE comfy lounging around.
You also want to make sure you take an empty bag so you can place your wet clothes inside.
7. Motion Sickness Remedies
If you are still in the first trimester you may get motion sickness from the waves more easily. (its kinda like morning sickness). It is also more common for women who have a lot of morning (or all day) sickness to get motion sickness in the water.
If this is the case for you, go to your local grocery store and buy peppermint candies. The kind that grandmothers always seem to have in their purses.
Just start eating or sucking on these candies when you feel a wave of sickness coming on.
If you are not a fan of peppermint candies try lemon drops. They work just the same as peppermint candies without the minty taste!
Not a big fan of candy – use an actual lemon and suck on it when you feel nauseated or dizzy. It’s a natural morning sickness relief aide.
Those are my top 7 pregnancy beach tips that you should follow to make this trip fun and relaxing.
Remember to wear the right sun screen, take pictures of your bump and wear the swim suit. You’ll also want to take pregnancy safe food, socks, extra clothing and peppermints or lemon drops if you have morning sickness!
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The Best Pregnancy Beach Tips: Going To The Beach While Pregnant
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