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EP36 | Before You Get Pregnant: Things I Wish I Knew

It didn’t even occur to me that I should be thinking of shifting some healthy habits before getting pregnant. For many people, this isn’t something that happens totally planned, so a lot of us don’t do the prep work. But for those of you who CAN, this episode is for you.

It wasn’t until after I’d had my second child that I started learning more about environmental health – i.e. toxins – and learned that preparing for pregnancy 3 months prior to conception is recommended.

The CDC website on preconception health actually has a section on environmental exposures – They say:

“Avoid harmful chemicals, environmental contaminants, and other toxic substances such as synthetic chemicals, metals, fertilizer, bug spray, and cat or rodent feces around the home and in the workplace. These substances can hurt the reproductive systems of men and women. They can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Exposure to even small amounts during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, or puberty can lead to diseases. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from toxic substances at work and at home.”

It stops short of giving advice for what you can do in your daily life beyond workplace exposures.

In this episode, I’ll break down why pre-conception toxin reduction is so important and offer strategies to help you reduce the toxins that are known to have the biggest impact.

Links Mentioned:

Free Guide – 4 Hormone Disruptors to Avoid Before Having a Baby: https://greenathome.ca/prenatalguide

6-Week Course – Prepping for Pregnancy: https://greenathome.ca/preppingforpregnancy

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Episode 30 | Hormone Disruptors are the Worst:

Episode 4 | Hormone Disruptors & Pregnancy – What You Need to Know:

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