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The Potential Impact of EMFs on Pregnancy

There are often questions about the safety of using devices that emit EMFs and many questions about how they might affect pregnancies. Studies conducted with researchers reviewed and analyzed articles that highlight the impact of EMF radiation on physiological as well as pregnancy outcomes concerning the mother and child. The findings were alarming. 

Study Results 

In a Kaiser Permanente cohort study published in 2017, 913 women were followed throughout their pregnancies. Researchers were examining the possible connection between high amounts of exposure to EMF radiation and the probability of miscarriage.

Study subjects were given special meters to track the levels of EMFs they encountered over a typical 24-hour period and were asked to keep a log of the day’s activities. Additionally, the subjects were asked to note what parts of their day involved high EMF exposure. Researchers were careful to check for other risk factors of miscarriage among subjects to avoid false findings.

The results of the study were not comforting; expectant mothers who fell into the “high exposure” category (75% of the subjects) were nearly three times as likely to miscarry compared to the “low exposure” group. This can be explained by noting that the placenta facilitates an exchange of oxygen and nutrients between the tissues of the mother and the fetus. 

Thus, alterations in the mother’s body can affect fetal growth and development. EMF radiation emitted from mobile phones can penetrate fetal tissues and may cause hormonal imbalances in the mother and thermal, anthropometric, and cardiovascular changes in the fetus. So, it’s important to analyze the potentially damaging effects on the mother as well as the baby. The findings demonstrate that EMF radiation can harm the well-being of the mother and child. 

Potential Effects of EMF Exposure During Pregnancy

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Overusing a cell phone during pregnancy may affect you and your baby in the following ways:

  • Long-term use of mobile phones during pregnancy may increase the risk of children manifesting behavioral problems like hyperactivity in their childhood.
  • A high rate of exposure to radiation during pregnancy can also change the brain activity of a pregnant woman, causing fatigue, anxiety, reduced memory, and sleep disturbances.
  • Constant and continued exposure to radio waves during pregnancy can even interfere with the cellular receptors of the human body and may initiate a force of uncontrolled consequences, possibly increasing the risk of cancer. However, further research is needed on this.

Future studies considering the effects of high and low frequencies of EMF radiation with conclusive evidence on changes in several pregnancies and physiological parameters at different stages of pregnancy should be conducted. Healthcare workers should evaluate the effects of EMF radiation in pregnant women to ensure a safe pregnancy.

What Can Be Done

Mothers-to-be care deeply about the health and life of their developing unborn child, and naturally, this implies staying clear of anything that can create pregnancy complications. Below are some tips to empower you: 

  • Avoiding EMF radiation is especially important during the first trimester when the fetus is most vulnerable; 99 percent of miscarriages happen in the first 14 weeks. If you can’t limit device usage through a full pregnancy, at least take special care to limit EMF radiation during the beginning of your pregnancy.
  • Limit your use of laptops, tablets, or, other mobile devices such as cell phones if you are pregnant or trying to conceive.
  • If you do need to use electronic mobile devices while pregnant, try not to put them directly on your lap or near your belly. 
  • Consider items used daily: what might you be using that produces EMF radiation? Electronic alarm clocks, electric blankets, and older, bulky televisions should all be considered EMF conductors as well. Baby monitors also emit EMF radiation! If you need to use one when your baby is born, place it as far away from your child as possible and turn it off when not in use. 
  • Don’t stress about it too much. Excessive stress doesn’t do you any favors during pregnancy and can itself become a risk factor for miscarriage. Do what you can to protect yourself, without worrying. 
  • Products such as WaveBlock stickers, that have been lab-tested to reduce EMF exposure should be considered as a viable option. 

Lessen your exposure to EMFs during pregnancy 

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The research available at present may not prove without a doubt that EMF radiation harms the health of mom and baby alike, but it increasingly establishes that, at the very least, there is a potential for harm. 

The well-being of a child being carried is entirely dependent on the choices and environment of the mother. If there is even the smallest chance of health risk, reducing EMF radiation exposure in whatever ways possible is a precaution worth taking. Protect yourself and others you know today with WaveBlock’s perfect solution, EMF reduction stickers for all your devices.


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