woman feeling overheatedQuestion: I’m in my seventh month of pregnancy, and I feel so warm all the time and sweat a lot! Is this normal?

Answer: During pregnancy, the rate at which your body expends energy at rest increases about 20 percent. This means the heat’s on! Not only will you feel too warm in warm weather, but also you’ll feel overheated even in the winter. You’re also likely to sweat more, especially at night. This sweat will help to cool you off and rid your body of waste products, but it’s admittedly unpleasant. Some tips to try when you feel overheated include dressing lightly in breathable fabrics, staying hydrated, and staying out of the sun as much as possible.