I try to minimize the radiation from the computer by using an ethernet connection to my broadband instead of wireless. We have also gotten rid of our cordless phones at home and replaced them with traditional landlines. But there's only so much you can do in a world full of radiation, and sometimes where you live or work has wireless internet that you can't turn off, or lots of cell phones (or even worse, power lines or a mobile phone boosting tower). Thankfully there are some products that you can use to cut down the exposure of your baby in utero. Sadly I wasn't aware of these products when I was pregnant, but I've discovered them now and hopefully you can benefit from them. (And I can use them if I have another baby!)
When Belly Armor CEO Aileen Chen was pregnant with her first child, she was working as a banking executive. She became concerned about the impact of her frequent travel and use of electronic devices and started researching what the experts were saying about everyday radiation, and became more and more concerned with what she found. So, after looking for something to shield this everyday radiation, and not finding anything, she decided to create it herself and Belly Armor was born.
Belly Armor were kind enough to provide me with one of their belly blankets to test, and I can confirm that the cell phone test works. I would recommend these products to any pregnant women wanting to avoid radiation, along with other radiation-minimizing tips such as these.
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I asked Belly Armor some questions to find out more about the company and their products:
Finally, I love this quote from a mom named Christine who was interviewed for another Belly Armor review: "It really is sad how unavoidable it is — unless of course you live in a bubble and even then, your bubble may be made of BPA plastic, therefore negating the whole bubble thing!" Sad but true. At least with Belly Armor there is something relatively easy you can do to reduce your exposure to radiation :-)