EP04: Hormone Disruptors & Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

So many people only think about the products they’re going to use after baby arrives. I was one of those people. And while that’s important, the sooner you can lower your exposures and body burden for preconception and pregnancy, the better.

After hours of research and training, I’ve come to the conclusion that addressing your exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals in particular is one of the most important things you can do to support your baby’s long-term health.

You know the phrase, “give a man to fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime?” Well, I take the 2nd approach so you are set up for a lifetime of healthier habits. And it’s with this in mind that I’ve pulled together key information about hormone disruptors that I think everyone needs to know before having a baby.

We cover:

  • What are hormones & hormone disruptors
  • Myths and misunderstandings
  • 4 key exposure pathways
  • Tips to reduce your exposure

 

Links mentioned in this episode: 

Prepping for Pregnancy online course: www.greenathome.info/preppingforpregnancy 

5 Hormone Disruptors to Avoid Before Having a Baby: https://greenathome.info/prenatalguide 

Air Purifier Guide: https://greenathome.info/air-purifier-guide 

DIY Cleaning Recipes: https://greenathome.ca/learn/#freeresources 

Dirty Dozen: What it means & how to use the list: https://greenathome.ca/ewg-dirty-dozen-produce-washes/

How to Choose a Water Filter: https://greenathome.ca/how-find-best-water-filter/ 

Let Them Eat Dirt: www.greenathome.ca/shop#booksresources

Green Product Forum Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/greenproductforum

 

Studies referenced:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31324402/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31886849/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5484741/