Green pregnancy: A global shift – Guest Post Authored by - Rubela Jhonnie
With so much focus on green living, it is not surprising that this has also become an important factor even during pregnancy. When you are pregnant, you automatically tend to live healthier for the sake of the baby growing inside. Many women tend to live a life of green habits during their pregnancy by giving up the unhealthy lifestyle. This is to protect the baby from all unhealthy pollutants and unnecessary risks of daily life, so they switch to organic products and active recycling. Apart from this, there are many other ways that you can help towards making the world a more eco-friendly place for baby to live in. There are some steps that you can take during pregnancy so that your baby grows healthy within you.
1. Filter your drinking water
Always filter your drinking water and do not use plastic containers or bottles for storing your water. Use a glass for drinking and glass containers for holding your water. Plastics can degrade either from cold or heat, and leach out toxic chemicals, which are harmful for you and baby. Keep your water bottles clean and sterile and your drinking water away from any contaminants.
2. Cut the chemicals from your diet
Eat plenty of organic vegetables and fruits which have been thoroughly cleaned in filtered water. While you may enjoy a lot of veggies and fruits, you should know where they come from and if they had been chemically treated. These are not good for you and baby, so be cautious while buying your supplies. Cut down on red meat and choose lean meat, that are free from antibiotics and other hormones.
3. Use biodegradable cleaning products
Choose cleaning products that do not contain ammonia, bleach and any other harmful chemicals as this will help in maintaining a clean indoor air supply. When you breathe in clean air, remember that baby is getting the benefit of this. Open windows when weather permits, to let in fresh air.
4. Having a clean shower
Install a water filter in your shower as this will help in cutting back the chlorine and other additives which come from municipal water supplies. Since the skin is porous, chlorine can easily get absorbed into the blood stream, likewise chlorine in the hot water you use will evaporate and you will inhale the toxic fumes. Chlorine can also dry out your hair and skin which is also very unhealthy while you are pregnant. You can use recyclable replacement cartridges for your shower heads when you install a shower filter in your house. The filter is available for as low as $33.48 and the cartridges start at $18.50 at water savers companies online.
5. Use organic beauty products
Choose lotions and creams and even makeup which are organic during your pregnancy. While you are pregnant, it is best to avoid nail polish remover and nail polish as they contain harmful chemicals, which are toxic when inhaled. Try to go in for a weave rather than coloring your hair and avoid hair colorants which contain coal tar. Weaving does not allow the color to touch your scalp and that is relatively safer.
These precautionary steps will not only keep you healthy and glowing, but will do wonders for your baby as well as the environment.
About the author: Rubela is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she’s fond of books. Recently an article on glass tiles attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on headache remedies.
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