Your unborn child is exposed to toxic and harmful chemicals and you may not even know it.
Every mother wants to do the right thing for their baby and protect them from harm, though sometimes dangers to their unborn child may be hidden, making it difficult to know what to do. Dangerous toxins are lurking behind every corner and we want to make sure you are armed with the knowledge to protect you and your baby. Awaiting the arrival of your new son or daughter is a magical time, as a parent I look back at those moments with fond memories. I also tend to look back and think, I wish I knew then what I know now. Do yourself and your child a favor, work towards creating a sustainable earth and keep your family healthy by avoiding dangerous toxins.
It is an unfortunate fact that an expectant mother is usually bombarded by more than a single toxic chemical on any given day. Exposure could be from the air pollution caused by coal fired power plants, second hand tobacco smoke and even the paint used to brighten up the nursery. It is not limited to air pollution either, some of the most dangerous toxins could be found in common organophosphate pesticides in your own front yard. Additionally, exposure to BPA from plastic water bottles, plastic packaging and canned foods have also been linked to hormonal changes among other health risks.
A recent article by the Huffington Post outlined the dangers posed by pesticides during pregnancy, an often overlooked danger. It outlined a medical study that found that exposure to organophosphate pesticides led to lower birth weight and that childbirth took place a few days earlier than normal. The study continued to point out this risk alone for an individual child is not a major risk factor, though the concerns come from compounding exposure from other toxins, such as BPA.
It is not plausible to completely eliminate exposure to chemicals and toxins, while we wish it were not the case, it is a fact of modern life. However, you can greatly reduce your family’s overall exposure with just a few simple tips. These tips can help anyone looking to stay healthy, though expectant mothers should take special care to follow these hints.
Avoiding toxins is critical to a healthy and sustainable living for anyone, though it is even more important for mothers to be and their children. These tips are not an all encompassing list and any concerns should be addressed with your healthcare professional, but hopefully we helped raise your awareness to what is lurking around the corner. Go green and stay safe from harmful chemicals for the sake of your family.