• Scientific evidence says the rise of chronic diseases, cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, and learning disabilities could be coming from the chemicals found around your home.
• Prenatal exposure to household chemical can increase a baby's risk for developing eczema and asthma.
Protect you and your baby by choosing more natural cleaning supplies. Ventilate the house regularly by opening the windows for a few minutes each day.
An older home might have lead paint or lead in the plumbing. It can affect your baby's brain development. Test your home for lead and work with a professional to have it removed.
As you learn to deal effectively with stress, your baby benefits. Join a prenatal yoga class, exercise and try out a new breathing technique.
• Recent studies indicate that too much stress during pregnancy puts your baby at risk for childhood emotional, physical and behavioral problems. These risks could include preterm birth, ADHD, obesity and learning disabilities.
Which lifestyle changes have you made to improve your child's health? We'd love to hear about it.
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