Mary Mason said, “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” So while you are pregnant, you must be conscious of your health, and you should have an idea about those things or the activities that can be dangerous to your health.
The gynecologists always guide their patients about all the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy, but still, there are a lot of things they overlooked and don’t make it clear to their patients. An example is the effects of EMF radiation on pregnant women’s health.
After reading the above information, we believe that you are curious to know about the effect of EMF radiation and how to protect yourself from the radiation.
What is EMF radiation?
This is an electromagnetic field carrying electromagnetic radiant energy which is invisible to the human eye. This energy is being propagated through space by sources such as Cell towers or equipment that we use daily such as radio waves, cellphones, microwaves, infrared, laptops, light, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays, and many more.
How can EMF impact pregnant women?
As per the experts, they all believe that EMF increases the problem of miscarriage. During the early months of pregnancy, exposure to the EMF radiation results in a lot of problems. They have proved that more than 16 mG of electromagnetic radiation can cause a big problem for pregnant women. Great knowledge for Pregnant women to watch the level of the magnetic field while around some of the household appliances taken from the World Health Organization.
Typical electric field strengths measured near household appliances (at a distance of 30 cm)
(From: Federal Office for Radiation Safety, Germany 1999)
|Electric appliance||Electric field strength (V/m)|
|Guideline limit value||5000|
How to stay protected from EMF radiation?
Limit the use of electronic equipment:
Electronic equipment like laptops and tablets has a significant impact on the health of pregnant ladies. If you are trying to conceive or you in the earlier month of pregnancy, you should limit their usage. In the case, if you are using a laptop, then you should not place those things on your lap.
Stay free from those things which produce EMF radiation:
The magnetic field strength around all appliances rapidly decreases the further you get away from them, Check out all those things which produce EMF. The most prominent examples of such things are computers, electric blankets, televisions, and cell phones. For your health and the baby, you should consider getting an emf protection blanket having cotton mobile shielding for pregnancy and infants.
Pregnant women should practice texting instead of calling:
Apple explicitly tells you to use a hands-free option like speakerphone or headphones while talking to reduce exposure to Radio-frequency energy which is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It also advises keeping the phone at least 5 mm away from the body while being carried, that is where the phone case comes handy. If you are addicted to your mobile, then you should avoid using it for without a headset. Instead of calling, you should consider texting it helps reduced risk of emf exposure.
Use the internet-connected with Ethernet cable:
Though Ethernet cable is not common these days in our homes. But you will be amazed to know that WiFi connectivity harms pregnant women’s health. During pregnancy, if you are using WiFi connection on your laptop, it’s better to consider switching to Ethernet cable to reduced exposure to EMF radiation.
Never use the phone while in an Elevator:
Elevators are made out of metals, so the cellphone has to demand more power to transmit higher radiation which will unavoidably increase the exposure of humans to cellphone radiation. If you have to use your cellphone in an elevator, you should consider the wired cellphone earpiece. Because the radiation from a wired headset results in weak radio waves at audio frequencies.
We hope that the above information is very beneficial for pregnant ladies. But besides this, you should try not to stress, and stress becomes the major reason for miscarriage. Even though you must practice staying positive, and it will improve your health. To have more ideas about the EMF radiation, you must discuss it with your gynecologist; so, that he or she can guide you accordingly.