North Haven, CT (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
Although obstetricians tell pregnant women not to drink alcohol and not to smoke during pregnancy, we are learning that there are many other chemicals, products, and foods that women should be watchful of during those critical nine months.
EHHI previously published a brochure entitled, "12 Steps to Reducing Fetal Exposures." That publication warns pregnant women to try to avoid exposures to paints, toxic cleaning products, and cell phones carried near their stomachs. In addition, avoiding pesticide exposures during pregnancy is particularly important.
Now, EHHI has produced another brochure for pregnant women. This one concerns food—what foods to enjoy and what foods to avoid during the nine months of pregnancy. A grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation has, in part, made this effort possible. These brochures are designed to be easy to read and to be an aid to obstetricians, pediatricians, and the pregnant women they care for.
"We are very pleased to have such practical and important information available to women during their pregnancies," said Pinar Kodaman, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale School of Medicine.
"There are increasing numbers of chemicals in our environment, and we are therefore coming in contact with many of them on a daily basis," said Hugh Taylor, M.D., Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University and chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. "The more we understand where the exposures are coming from, the better we can protect both ourselves and our unborn children."
"EHHI believes that both brochures will help women and their physicians manage fetal risks in a way that is both clear and easily understood," said Nancy Alderman, president of Environment and Human Health, Inc.
These brochures can be found at http://www.ehhi.org.