How to ‘Green’ Your Pregnancy

If you want to have a more healthy pregnancy, don’t worry about detoxification diets, but be aware of other things in your environment and take steps to minimize risky exposure to them. Among these are lead, arsenic, pesticides, phthalates, triclosan and some skin care ingredients. If you live in an older home, have your paint and water tested for lead. Avoid processed foods that may have a rice base, as they can contain arsenic. Don’t spray pesticides in you house and eat organic produce if you can. Read the labels on your soaps to check for Triclosan and be aware of what is in your cosmetics. In the end do your best to take care of your body and you can have a healthy pregnancy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Expecting mothers want to have a nontoxic pregnancy on the way. There are ways to pursue that goal with a baby already growing inside.
  • Try to avoid lead and arsenic whenever possible as a mother. These are compounds that can poison the development of any baby on the way.
  • Mothers have a natural instinct for what is safe and what is not safe. They can be trusted to make an informed choice about the pregnancy that they are expecting in the future.

“When you’re pregnant, it makes sense that you’d want to do everything you can to be healthy. After all, you’re growing another human, and that’s a pretty big responsibility. But there’s a concept floating around that you should have a “nontoxic” pregnancy. Have you heard of this? Here’s the problem: It’s not really a thing.”

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