Oh no, you guys! Things have been pretty routine with her pregnancy thus far, but Jenelle Evans had a health scare earlier this week that almost landed her in the hospital.
A couple days ago, she tweeted about the incident, saying, "Close call. Got extremely dehydrated and almost had to go to the doctor. Ugh, can't hold any food down." Huh. I wonder if her dehydration had anything to do with the fact that she's hit the beach and wound up with a sunburn a couple times recently?
And while not getting enough water is detrimental enough for women who aren't expecting, dehydration in pregnancy is extremely serious and can even threaten the life of both the mom and the baby. (Yes, for reals.) It can trigger premature labor, which is especially scary given that Jenelle is only in the beginning of her third trimester.
Since Jenelle's tweet indicated that she was throwing up, it's clear that her case was pretty severe. She's very lucky that she was able to get a handle on things before it was too late.
Hopefully this served as a huge wake-up call for her as far as making sure she's taking in enough fluids every day in addition to monitoring her activities a little more closely. Yes, it feels great to soak up the warmth of the sun and relax at the beach, but it's also easy to forget that you still sweat in warm temperatures even when you're not engaging in physical activity.
Jenelle should definitely make sure to pack plenty of water the next time she heads to the beach, or better yet -- maybe she should refrain from spending hours in direct sunlight altogether? In addition to maintaining a healthy pregnancy, she'll thank herself down the road for not totally destroying her skin. (Yep. Staying indoors sure sounds like a total win-win.)
Did you avoid the sun during your pregnancy?
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