For many couples, finding out you're pregnant is one of the happiest moments of your life. It's also frightening. Suddenly you worry about everything. Am I eating right? Am I resting enough? You religiously take your prenatal vitamins. Although statistics vary, the March of Dimes estimates that one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage.
Aside from avoiding stress and staying healthy, doctors have long said there's nothing you can do to prevent a miscarriage. But now pregnant women may want to be aware of their exposure to Wi-Fi.
We've all read the articles and heard the news reports about whether or not cellphones cause cancer. As a matter of fact, the State of California just released a frightening warning about it. Now research out of Kaiser Permanente shows pregnant women should be worried about whether cellphones and Wi-Fi are raising their risk of miscarriage.
Why worry about Wi-Fi?
Researchers believe magnetic field non-ionizing radiation puts stress on your body and leads to genetic damage that can cause a miscarriage.
For this study, they had pregnant women wear a device to measure MF-radiation exposure on a typical day and the results are scary! They found women with the highest levels of MF-radiation have up to a 48 percent greater risk of having a miscarriage. Think about that, that's a huge risk!
Reduce your exposure
There are precautions you can take to reduce your exposure to MF-radiation.
- Don't keep your cellphone in your pocket or close to your belly.
- Turn your Wi-Fi off when you're not using it, like at night when you're sleeping.
- Use your phone's airplane mode as much as possible.
- Use a headset or speakerphone whenever you can.
- Talk to your doctor about taking antioxidants.
If you've been following Kim Komando, you know she has been talking about the effects of cellphones and Wi-Fi for years. Listen to her free podcast "Can your phone cause cancer and ADHD?"
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