Stay in tuned to feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness and shortness of breath during pregnancy. You may be dehydrated; reach for water immediately! During the summer heat, especially during pregnancy, aim to stay in the shade, wear loose-fitted clothing and drink, drink, drink. Medical advise urges you to keep hydrated as a temperature higher than 101 degrees, resulting from excessive exposure to heat, can potentially harm your baby.
Good options for hydration during a state of nausea are electrolyte infused drinks such as Gatorade, sipping small amounts of water (as little as 1 ounce per 15 minutes), ice pops and ice chips.