It's easy to get caught up in the do's and don'ts of pregnancy. Do eat this. Don't eat that. Do this. Don't do that. And so on and so on until you feel like you have to over think the potential consequences of everything from the lighting in your kitchen to the lemon in your ice water.
Pregnancy doesn't need to be stressful. But that's not to say that you can't make a few changes to ensure that your baby gets off to the healthiest start in life. You've probably already made a few changes to your diet thanks to that handy-dandy "Dos and Don'ts" list that you brought home from your first prenatal visit. And while you're thinking about the ingredients that go inside your body, it might be a good time to think about the ones you put on the outside.
According to a new report from Healthy Child Healthy World, there are 168 unique chemical ingredients - including some that could harm a developing baby - found in the twelve personal care products that women use each day. And of the 10,000 personal care products on the market today, only 11 percent have been tested for safety.
The good news is that there are healthier options for almost every beauty product out there. So you don't have to give up looking good in order to keep your baby safe. Check out this infographic for tips on finding beauty products that are good for you and your baby.
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