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Summer….Bring it on!


ImageYum!  Last weekend’s celebrations certainly open up for the summer food season.  There are some great foods that are best found in the hottest months of the year.  One of my favorites its watermelon.  While this food doesn’t hold a lot of potential for illness, that’s not true of other picnic foods, particularly when you’re pregnant.

There are some pregnancy rules of food that they will hold true no matter what type of picnic you’re at.  But in addition to the food, think about safety from the point of the Florida’s sun and heat as well. 


ImageDrink to thirst and try to keep a cool glass of water nearby, remember that caffeine can cause you to dehydrate.  You will also want to stay out of the direct sun for long periods of time and to wear sunscreen.

Picnics and eating at the beach or a nearby park is fun in Florida….But   being pregnant makes it even more important to watch those rules to live by when it comes to eating at a picnic.  Here are some hints:

  • If you didn’t make it, ask about the ingredients. (Think allergies.)
  • If you don’t know how long it’s been sitting out, ask.
  • Bring yourself something to eat just in case, you bomb out on other foods.
  • Don’t eat under done meat.
  • Avoid unwashed veggies and fruit.
  • Bring bottled water to help you clean fruit and veggies.
  • Hand sanitizer anyone?

In addition to these picnic rules to live by, remember to avoid foods that you should be avoiding in pregnancy anyway or lay low if you’re still suffering from morning sickness and simply not able to eat as much as you’d like.


Come Join us on Tuesday the 19th of June (the beginning of summer! what?!)

at 5:30 at Partners

for a mini Lamaze class

come explore and learn about what happens in labor

Jot it on your calendars! Join Us…

Enjoy your pregnancy and the upcoming summer!

come watch a birth. Bring questions, Bring partners…bring friends!


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