Millie Mackintosh shares her favourite pregnancy cool-down tips to ease the summer heat

Millie Mackintosh attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at Royal Albert Hall on February 10, 2019 in London, England.
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Pregnant with her second child, Millie took to Instagram to document her hot weather hacks.

There's nothing quite like being an expectant mother, but with the current heatwave, all the joys of carrying your tiny one around could be pretty uncomfortable.

But here to save the day with all the pregnancy cool down tips (opens in new tab) is ex Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh.

The reality star, who recently revealed she's expecting her second child with husband Hugo Taylor (opens in new tab), shared a cute video showing a few of her favourite ways to cool off. It's safe to say they're a little more innovative than simply dipping your feet in a garden paddling pool.

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Alongside the video, Millie said, "I’ve been hiding inside away from the sun because this heat whilst pregnant is just something else!"

"I wanted to share my tips for staying cool in case they help you out…"

Millie advised viewers to "hang out in front of the freezer (great for scouting for snacks but also a full body cool down)," before adding that all new mums should "keep a cooling leg gel and face mist in the fridge."

She recommended fellow expectant mothers to "use a cryo tool or keep two spoons in the freezer, these feel amazing when applied to pressure points," as well as "an ice-cold foot bath and of course lots of ice lollies!"

Millie Mackintosh attends the celebration hosted by Saloni Lodha, of Phoolon Ki Holi, the Indian festival of colours played with flowers, on April 4, 2019 in London, England

The star has previously spoken out about the serious consequences of her first pregnancy, including her C-section trauma (opens in new tab). She penned, "I requested a natural c section which I really recommend if you have a choice."

Adding, "To be totally honest, yes it did really hurt when the pain killers started to wear off, but to put it into perspective I experienced more pain from breastfeeding and cracked nipples than from my c section!"

Kudzai Chibaduki
Features Writer

Since December 2020, Kudzai Chibaduki has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, capturing all fashion, entertainment, and beauty content for the Lifestyle websites, as well as contributing to the shopping sections for's widely read online magazine. Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists.