I am aware that planning ahead was never my strong suit. I have two children and both of them was born in the middle of August. To make it even more unpleasant, with our last baby, we were involved in moving to a new house just weeks before the expected delivery. I had absolutely struggled through the humid weather. The cooling system in our former house was not effective, and I ended up trying a lot of things to get some relief. I kept ceiling fans working and wherever I sat, a portable fan was usually pointed directly at me. I took lengthy cooling showers and drank tons of ice water. The worst discomfort was at night. Tired as I was, I would sometimes get down on the floor because it was a few degrees cooler than the bed. Moving our family from one home to another when I was nearly nine months pregnant was a killer, but once we were in the house, I was so happy. The cooling system in our new house was nearly brand new. The house was so cool that I never wanted to go out. Plus I could sleep in our comfortable bed again, which every pregnant enjoys. My recommendation is that pregnant ladies should get in touch with their HVAC contractor and invest in a cooling system. Not everybody can just move to a modern home with a state-of-the-art air conditioner already installed, but you can call on an HVAC contractor to ensure your are comfortable in your home.