Bergina, you brought up"Hair dye" I have been a stylist for over 20 years. The chemicals in the Salon are defenitely toxic for stylists with repeated exposure. Before I opened my "nontoxic " salon, I had wrist rashes and sinus problems. When I became pregnant with my son in 1990 I began to wonder "If my body reacts this way in the Salon, what is it doing to my unborn child?" I had been teaching haircolor in Salons across the country and doing color all day every day in the salon. I researched a nontoxic haircolor and opened my salon wih nontoxic in mind, to protect MY health as well as my clients.
Now 14 years later I am manufacuring a line of permanent haircolor that is not toxic to pregnant women. I am also a new lampworker of five years(I think). Time flies when you're working in a Salon, runninig a haircolor business, taking care of two kids(My son is almost 14 and my daughter is now 6) and lampworking on my days off.
Pregnant women should be conscious of everything they expose themselves to:
drycleaning has been linked to miscarriages..stay away from dry cleaned clothes), don't eat too much basil, stay away from fumes,pesticides, nutrasweet(bad for babies developing brain),,eat organic, breathe,exercise, find time to nurture your spirit because you will learn that when you are out of sync, your children reflect that. This time is physically and spiritually a transforming one for you. Enjoy it to it's fullest.
When you get closer to he birthing process read anything by Penny Simpkin. She is the mother of doulas. It will help you get a real hand on the labor process. It is nothing to be feared.
There is a nice book on Natural Child Care by a local Midwife named Aviva Romm.Also check out the" Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" as well. Those are two books a new Mom will benefit from immensely.
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