What Is "Green Pregnancy" All About?
You've heard it on television, you've seen it in magazines, and you've heard it on the radio-everyone is talking about "going green". And green pregnancy is the next big effort, by mothers everywhere, to move the green movement into the home front. So what's all the hype? Why go green?
Why Go Green?
Going Green Is The Best Preparation - Green pregnancy is not so much about going green as it is about simply being prepared. If you are prepared, pregnancy can be an educational, stress-free experience. If you are unprepared, it can be a nightmare! And what does it mean to be prepared? Preparation means educating yourself, making intelligent decisions and forming good habits early on. Educate yourself. Pamper yourself. Take this special opportunity to learn some simple tips that will work wonders on your body and mind. "Preparation" means "having a solution before having a problem."
Healthy Mothers Have Healthy Babies - Remember, your baby depends on you for nutrition! Whatever you put inside your body will affect your child's health as well; so all mothers-to-be owe it to their little ones to follow the best diet possible, full of nutritious organic foods. Healthy mothers give birth to happy, healthy children. Scientist Andrea Jones notes: "Because of their faster metabolism and smaller body size, babies can't process and eliminate pesticides as well as adults."
You Will Set A Positive Example - Having a green pregnancy also sets a positive example for other people in the community and cultivates good habits that will continue to benefit you for years to come. Many women begin to think about health and well ness in an entirely different way when they become pregnant. What better opportunity to make some positive lifestyle changes than now?
Affordability - Contrary to popular belief, going green is not expensive. There countless ways you can make healthy choices without breaking the bank-the key is knowing what to buy and when to buy it. Buy locally grown food. Replace quantity with quality. And above all, remember a few extra dollars early on will save you a lot of money in the long run!