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I think that what we all need to remember when we’re pregnant is that everything that goes into our bodies also goes into our babies. I think for so many years, we didn’t know that so that's why you have this like mad man scenario where women are drinking, and smoking and pregnant. They thought that alcohol and nicotine didn’t cross the placenta in to the babies, into the womb but it does and now, we know that that's the case. So, doctors, OB-GYNs say to patients, “Don’t drink. Don’t smoke when you're pregnant.” But there’s a third thing that I think we really need to be aware of and that's pesticides. They did a recent study where they found that women who were exposed to pesticides threw food and threw what they're using in their homes, not women who were working in the fields. These women who were exposed to pesticides in that every day way actually had the same dangerous pose to their baby as smoking in pregnancy and that's lower birth weight of the baby and earlier labor. Those are two things that doctors really want to avoid. So, I think that in the future, doctors will tell their patients, “Avoid smoking, avoid alcohol and eat organic when you're pregnant. Avoid those pesticides to have a healthier and a happier baby.”

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Mommy Greenest, shares advice for pregnant women on how to have a healthy pregnancy and avoid any toxic substances you may be unaware of

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Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Mommy Greenest

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff blogs as MommyGreenest.com, founded EcoStiletto.com, is the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and was editor of Children magazine—before she had kids. Rachel was featured in Los Angeles and Lucky magazines and appeared on “Today” and “CNN Headline News,” among others, to talk about leading a judgment-free, more sustainable lifestyle. A non-profit consultant and pre/postnatal yoga teacher, Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children, who range in age from kindergartener to teen.

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