Chemicals To Stay Away From When Pregnant

Chemicals To Stay Away From When Pregnant
Chemicals To Stay Away From When Pregnant

Wow! Has the pregnancy test indicated positive? Oops! it’s time to reconsider the cosmetic bag and that cabinet in the bathroom

Our current world is full of chemicals. We make use of cosmetics and other skin care products and they unarguably are made up of various chemicals. Since you are pregnant you might want to do your research.

Most chemicals that are almost safe for a non-pregnant and non-lactating women can be a big threat to the unborn baby.

So, what am I expected to stop making use of?

Hexahydrate and aluminum chlorohydrate

If the package displays that the dye contains no ammonium – it doesn’t mean that the dye is harmless. If you go through the composition, there are so many chemical substances there that the dye with ammonium seems environmentally friendly.

They are part of many antiperspirants. They have neurotoxic effect on the nervous system of the fetus. The most unfortunate thing is that even with no visible structural changes in the brain they can alter the behavior of the child after birth. The so-called “behavioral teratogenicity” occurs when a person is affected by small doses of the acting component. The substances delay the pace of the pre- and post-natal brain development in the child.

Diethanolamine (DEA). Oleamide, lauramide, cocamide

They are part of shampoos and shower gels. The only aim of using it in the product is to exclusively give it an attractive appearance by “thickening” the product.

They do not aid in the cleansing of the body or hair. In humans, nitrosamines, which are quite potent carcinogens, may form a compound with different substances.

They alter the brain development of the future child, blocking the flow of choline. Choline – vitamin B4 , is a vital substance needed for the proper functioning of the brain.

Choline has the following functions:

They increase cell death in the brain areas, responsible for memory.

They heighten the likelihood of spontaneous abortion.

Plain shampoo bottles has approximately 10 ml of DEA, which we rub with “massage” movements into the scalp in hot water, increasing its absorption. After using 30 bottles of the shampoo, you will have poured 10 ml of pure undiluted DEA in your body.


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Dihydroxyacetone (DND)

It is used in making the aerosol tanning products. Classy “bronze hue” has the capacity to change the DNA of various cells in different biological organisms. After being inhaled, it is easily transported into the bloodstream. It is a carcinogen.


It is contained in many “whitening” and “brightening” creams for oily and dry skin. The cream has a high capacity for absorption into the bloodstream, so it easily passes through the placenta to the future baby. It is not recommended for use because of the low awareness rate about the long-term effects of hydroquinone.


Phthalates are not so bad, and if you want to please yourself, you can use such products. Just try to breathe less over the product which will be used to deal with toenails.

These are synthetic “odorants”, due to which the pleasant smell of cosmetic products “sticks” to the body. They are used in scented pads and tampons, nail polishes, air fresheners, shampoos, gels for the body. They are commonly known as “hormone disruptors” as they disrupt brain development of the fetus due to the negative effects on thyroid hormones. These substances affect the reproductive function of the unborn child and provide the basis for a possible infertility. They increase the risk of asthma and are easily transmitted through breast milk.


It is a common preservative used in the cosmetic industry to prevent the growth of bacteria.

They are not expensive and very effective and are easily cleared from the body. They are carcinogens that have estrogen-like effects. Parabens are included in nail polish and mascara.

They have the negative impact on the future ability of male fetuses to have children. They also increase the risk of developing cancer of the breast.

Studies of pregnant employees of nail salons have indicated that the number of spontaneous abortion cases in these women was significantly higher than among the women from other areas.

In conclusion

Thinking about the above stated, it becomes clearer why pregnancy comes with many superstitious beliefs like, don’t dye your hair, not to use cosmetics , to wear a cotton underwear… They are obviously not superstitions.

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