Environmentally Friendly Pregnancy: Household Toxins
Experts say that most common housecleaning products are OK to use in a well-ventilated area, but it's probably best to play it on the safe side and use eco-friendly cleaning products while you've got a bun in the oven. You can make your own environmentally friendly cleaning products from things like vinegar and baking soda, or buy non-toxic products at the store.
Unlike housecleaning products, pesticides and insecticides are super dangerous for unborn babies and have been linked to birth defects. So try to avoid exposure to pesticides and insecticides while you're with child.
Have someone else paint the nursery and opt for an environmentally friendly VOC-free paint. Never strip old paint yourself because it may contain lead, which can cause brain damage and neurological problems in unborn babies.
If you have a cat, don't change the litter! Cat poop can be dangerous to unborn babies. Toxoplasmosis, a disease carried in cat feces, can cause damages to a baby's central nervous system, internal organs and eyes.