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Creating the healthiest environment while pregnant

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So my wife is pregnant with number three, and we're constantly learning and exploring the best ways to create the healthiest environment. The environment is not somewhere outside your home; it's actually what you're inviting into your home--the products you're choosing, how you're feeding your body, the lotions and creams and butters and oils and soaps that you're cleaning your body with--so you really need to be aware of the products that you're bringing into the home, personal care products, cleaning products, nursery products, so some of the things you're painting the walls with and cleaning surfaces with. Really choose natural, sustainable, non-toxic when you can find them. And really understand that when you're being a new mom that your baby is inside of your body so what you're doing to your own body is going the affect the health of that baby, and that's a big responsible, and that's a big duty. So, when you're choosing these things, relax as much as possible, eat and drink fresh water and fresh foods as much as possible and really think of and envision that beautiful, healthy baby, the beautiful time you're going to to be spending with them soon and envision a happy, healthy child.

Christopher Gavigan, Co-Founder of The Honest Company, shares advice on how to create a healthy environment during your pregnancy

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Christopher Gavigan

Co-founder, Honest.com & Author

Christopher Gavigan is a well-known environmental health leader, author, speaker, and entrepreneur who builds impactful brands through meaningful communications platforms, innovative consumer products, and social engagement strategies. Christopher recently has founded and launched The Honest Company, an exciting suite of healthy, non-toxic, beautifully designed products for babies and families, with founding partners Jessica Alba and Brian Lee. As the former CEO / Executive Director of Healthy Child Healthy World, Christopher shaped Healthy Child to be one of the most credible and trusted organizations in the environmental and children’s health field. Christopher is also the best selling author of Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home. Currently, Christopher sits on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Children Environmental Health Center and is a Chief Advisor to the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute. He is also on the Advisory Boards of SAIL Capital Partners and UCLA’s Environmental Health Sciences Department. Christopher was awarded the WebMD’s “Health Hero Award for 2010” and Elle Magazine’s “Green Award” in 2007.

Raised in New York and Connecticut, Christopher graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Environmental Science and Business, and extensive Masters Degree training in Psychology from UCLA. Christopher lives in Santa Monica with wife and actress, Jessica Capshaw, and their three children Luke, Eve and Poppy.

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