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The Science Of Being Pregnant In The Texas Heat

Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer with UT Southwestern Medical Center confirms that a heatwave is more challenging with a baby on the way


Think this record-breaking heat is tough for you? Imagine what it’s like for pregnant moms like Rebecca Maberry — and me.

Traversing a Dallas parking lot in July is a daredevil journey for anyone. The heat radiates off the pavement, and you can feel your scalp start to burn in seconds.

But now imagine the trek with an almost 4-year-old named Bobby, and a 2 1/2-year-old named Kate.

Also? You’re 25 weeks pregnant.