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Do You Buy Into Pregnancy Products?

Being with babe means forgoing caffeine, unpasteurized cheese and raw fish for many moms-to-be, but do they take the lotions and potions they lather their bodies with (the skin is an organ) as seriously as they do the foods they digest? Lots of the popular beauty lines women use on a regular basis include phthalates, sulfates and other chemicals to help preserve the rest of the products' ingredients and increase their cleansing power. Some doctors warn that these chemicals can be absorbed into the bloodstream and impact an unborn baby's hormones.

New pregnancy oriented hair products, like Nine Naturals' Oh Baby! and Beaute de Maman, are all natural, vegan and chemical-free and offer expectant women peace of mind when they pretty themselves up each day. The brands are said to work just as well as mainstream ones. Do you purchase goods made especially for pregnant women? If so, which ones?

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Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
Just about everything that is marketed toward pregnant women or newborns is overpriced and over-hyped, in my opinion. If you want to avoid certain chemicals (and these obviously are not "chemical-free", lol) you can probably find products that are cheaper, but not specifically made for pregnant women.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 7 years
I already gave up my usual facial soap when I became pregnant and I just decided to forgo an organic version of the keratin hair treatment (it had a Formaldehyde derivative in it that scared me), so I guess I am becoming more conscience than I thought I would!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I would definitely be more careful during a pregancy. But why not use products like this all the time?
Moms Moms 7 years
I am chemical conscious to begin with, but while pregnant I am especially careful. I like that all these toxin free products are so easy to find now. My current favorite is Mama Mio.
depeche3 depeche3 7 years
I limit the chemicals I take, but this is great... that there are all natural products especially for pregnant moms... I think I am going to go out and purchase some tonight.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I don't. But a year ago I switched most of my products to ones without all that junk. I will be using different products this time around for my babe to be though. I used Aveeno, for my first but her skin was still to sensitive, so I'll be trying some others for this one.
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