Summer heat is on its peak! Beach resorts and swimming pools continues to be the top destinations to have fun under the sun, enjoy and stay calm amidst this really hot weather.
For a pregnant mom like me, a "goooood swim" equals to a good exercise, but if you are currently having an infection (the most common for pregnant: UTI) or any other health issues, it is better to check with your doctor before you take the plunge.
As for me, I was too confident to enjoy the sea water, spent 2 to 3 hours or so, on our first summer outing this year at Munting Buhangin Beach Camp in Nasugbu, Batangas. And was happy to to have a nice swim wear on my 4th month of pregnancy. Only to find out days after that I am not allowed to go for a swim even in pools (chlorinated!) due to my urinalysis report that shows 6-11 count of pus cells and few bacteria.
Uh-oh... at that time, I was looking forward on our scheduled 4D/ 3N stay at La Carmela de Boracay and was really excited to enjoy the white sand and clear water at the island (love to swim!), but saddened by my doctor's advised not to swim. I was allowed to have a dip on the water, alright?! but reminded not to soak my V to make sure no bacteria can enter!
Due to my disappointment on the advised not to take a plunge again, I just shopped for summer clothes and swimwear that can lift my mood on our upcoming vacation. Atleast I have some pictorials ala celebrity, something to look forward to! (hehe). I'm on my 5th month when we took our flight going to Kalibo, Aklan for a relaxing summer vacation.
If you are looking for a Maternity Swimwear on a budget, just like what I did, shop at stalls in Baclaran, or on your local department stores (online shops for maternity swimwear is too expensive) or re-create something that complement your figure.
|Look for a Maternity swimsuit that offers extra stretch in the stomach.|
|Found this swimwear at a stall in Baclaran at Php350.|
I simply love this "High Waisted Swimwear" I made out of my old skirt that match my boy leg shorts and bikini top:
The trick? I used my old brown (short) skirt and wore it high on waist, to cover my baby bump and tucked it in my brown boy leg shorts... neat! no need to sew.
Or go for a cheery interesting piece, like this bright and colorful flowy halter top with matching boy leg shorts:
|You can choose dark colored if you want a slimming look =)|
Yup, pregnant women will still looks adorable on swimsuits and can also had fun under the sun, even with some restrictions!
For small busted, like yours truly (woohooo); create a cleavage by wearing a V-neck suit or underwire halter-style top that lifts the bust.
The next morning, I don't know what happened but I found myself having a quick dip on the water, our last day here, maybe my way of saying goodbye to this beautiful Island? (sniff).
Really sorry! (pasaway, I know) but promised to drink fresh buko juice everyday to help fight against infection and take my meds.