summer pregnancy vs winter pregnancy

I am currently in the third trimester of my second pregnancy.  This pregnancy was mostly spent in winter months, and my first pregnancy was mostly spent in summer months.  Both pregnancies are going to be so different anyway (because every pregnancy is), but I found a lot of the differences to be because of the fact that the seasons were so different.  Here are my experiences with why a summer pregnancy is so different from a winter pregnancy.

Summer Pregnancy:
Oh man, I LOVE wearing a bikini while pregnant!  I just think that baby bumps in bikinis are like the cutest things ever, and it’s so much fun to be able to show my bump that way.  Obviously, there’s a time and a place for it so I never wore my bikini to church.. but at the beach or at the pool, so much fun!

Maxi Dresses
I pretty much lived in maxi dresses when I was pregnant in the summer.  I loved it!  It definitely helped to keep me cool when it got really hot out.  Plus, fashionable 😉

All the ice cream you could want
No one is going to judge you for getting ice cream in the summer, and they’re SUPER not going to judge you for getting ice cream while pregnant.  It’s a win-win!

Going to the lake/pool
Hanging out at the beach or in the pool is the perfect way to cool off… but you can’t exactly do that in the winter when the pool is empty and the beach is snow.

The heat
It gets REALLY REALLY hot! I survived by having ceiling fans and mostly being in places with a/c… but still!  It’s harder to cool off in the summer, and pregnant women generally run pretty hot without the weather affecting their temperatures.

maternity style, baby bump, sweetlegs,

Winter Pregnancy:
I am living in leggings this time.  It’s nice that I can wear something that stretches with me as my body grows to accomodate a little person.  AND I can still be comfortable, which isn’t easy… especially as I get into the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Oversize Sweaters
These are my best friend this pregnancy.  I can be warm, I can cover everything that needs to be covered, and I can wear them with leggings! It’s pretty perfect.

Snow outside
If you’re the type of pregnant person who runs hot, being pregnant in winter is pretty great because you can just step outside to cool off! Especially if you live in a colder climate like Winnipeg.

Christmas dinner
It was a LOT of fun being pregnant over Christmas break.  There is an abundance of food all the time!! And all the best kinds of foods.  No one will bat an eye if you take second and third helpings to things either.  It’s pretty perfect!

I generally dislike pants, but sometimes you want something a little more structured for the day.. but pants are SOO uncomfortable.  This is why I’ve been wearing mostly leggings this time.

Outgrowing everything
This pregnancy I’ve been wearing more separates as opposed to dresses to stay warmer.  The problem with separates is that I’m noticing a lot of my shirts are not nearly as long as I thought they were.  I’ll put on a shirt and it’ll fit right and cover everything at the beginning of the day, but by the end of the day it feels like I’m constantly pulling it down so to not show my belly.  It’s pretty frustrating!

There you go! In my opinion/by my experience, a summer pregnancy was better.
What do you think? Did you prefer a winter pregnancy or a summer one?


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  1. I’m pregnant now and my entire third trimester will be during the heat of a Florida summer! I’m a little nervous about that, but I’ve already invested in some maternity shorts and dresses. Hopefully I can stay cool in AC or by the pool!

    1. we actually have similar temps to Florida in the summer… just no ocean! haha the best thing I purchased when I was pregnant in the summer was a kiddy pool. I don’t really know anyone with a pool, so being able to go outside and sit in cool water in my own backyard was really nice 🙂

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