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.

The increasing likelihood that EMF-emitting devices, now ubiquitous in modern society, can significantly increase chances of spontaneous abortion is frightening.

But as with other risk factors, informing yourself and consciously limiting use of EMF radiation sources (or avoiding environments that are saturated with them) goes a long way in keeping you and your child safe. Below are some other tips to keep in mind:

  • 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 sources through your 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. You can also use an EMF radiation-blocking maternity blanket which will help to limit wireless radiation exposure when you use these devices.
  • Take a look at the things you use on a daily basis: is there something you use frequently that produces EMF radiation? Cell phones and computers aren’t the only culprits. Electronic alarm clocks, electric blankets and older, bulky televisions should all be avoided 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, but don’t worry about the sources that are beyond your control. The changes you make in your own routine and immediate environment are what matter most.

Though the research available at present may not prove without a doubt that EMF radiation harms the health of mom and baby alike, it increasingly establishes that, at the very least, there is a possibility that harm can be done.

With something as precious as another human life, entirely dependent on the choices and environment of the one who carries it–if there is even the smallest chance of serious risk, reducing EMF radiation exposure in whatever ways possible is a precaution well worth taking.