WHY PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EXTREME HEAT?
Pregnant people are more vulnerable to heat illness.
Exposure to excessive heat can reduce the blood flow in your uterus and the amount of nutrients and oxygen your baby receives through the placenta. Your baby needs lots of oxygen and nutrition to develop and have an optimal birth weight.
In extreme heat it is easy to get dehydrated. Constant dehydration during pregnancy may trigger complications that can lead to premature birth.