Make Up Elements You Should Avoid When Pregnant

Your pregnant and found yourself in a clean up mode. Checking the food you buy to make sure it doesn’t have toxins that are harmful for baby. Cleaning the house to give the baby and you the best air. Washing clothes with detergent that will not harm you or the baby. In general, everything seems to be ok and you don’t need to worry about anything else. Getting up to wash your face and put on make up like usual. But, that is where you are so wrong. Make up is not just something you put on your face. Not anymore in more in fact. Consequently, adding make up to your face affects the growth of the baby. This can go good or bad. Read more to find out why.

Why Make Up Could Have Something Bad in It

Make up has a lot of things in it you need to watch out for. Firstly, toxic ingredients in make up products can cause cancer. Strangely, you just now thought cancer was caused by natural causes. There are times it is but then there isn’t. Significantly, find safe make up for pregnancy for all make up items you use. Skin creams, lipsticks, and nail polishes are very likely to have these toxins. Make sure these are suited for pregnant women. To add more, toxic chemicals won’t always be in artificial products. Natural products have the toxic ingredients too. The baby can get cancer too. Go to the store clerk and ask her questions. Call someone to help you out. By all means, figure out what the safest make up for you to buy is and buy it. Won’t be a waste of money if it can prevent your future child from catching a death disease.

Read Make Up Labels to Not Have Dangerous Chemicals

Labels are located on the back of each make up item you buy. Look for them and look for retinyl palmitate and similar chemicals. These chemicals can cause your baby to come out in unnatural ways. They take things form your child. Sight, hearing, or thinking can be erased from your would be born child. Read the words on every single amke up product you buy. I know you are lazy when you buy. But, your child is on the line and you need to read those labels. See if they have anything on there that can cause child to have problems. Search up each chemical and see if that chemical hurts baby development. In brief, it’s time consuming but necessary for baby’s safety.

Do Not Eat Lipstick

Eating lipstick is not good for pregnant women. Smear it on those lips but not too far in mouth. Make up can get inside the body. All you have to do is eat a little lipstick and it’s in. Take caution with what you bring to your lips. Do not even think about taking in a little bit of lipstick. All toxins from that lipstick travel to the baby. To prevent, buy lipstick that is considered safe make up for pregnancy to have less chances of affecting child.

The Best Safe-Sex Practices

No, it’s not abstinence! The user-failure rates of abstinence are much higher than any Catholic high school would care to admit [1]. We need to get real with ourselves and our children: young people have sex. Clumsy, exciting, nerve-wracking, exploratory, good, silly, sex!​

What’s The First Thing I Should Do if My Child has Been Sexually Abused?

it’s a hard subject to talk about or read about. And we hope that you never need this info. But its good to know just the same. This may be upsetting/triggering for some readers. 

Littlewarriors.ca, “a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse,” shares a variety of Canadian statistics on childhood sexual abuse: 1/3 of girls and 1/6 of boys will experience at some point, unwanted sexual touch. It is an unfortunate reality for many people and children all over the world, and Canada is no exception.

The news of the abuse is upsetting enough, but given that the majority of perpetrators are known to the child, the additional shock that a trusted individual could do such a thing can cause a shock so strong it becomes difficult to navigate next steps. So difficult, sometimes we forget the most important and pivotal step of all: validating the child’s experience.

Using Essential Oils Internally: Just don’t.

There are some companies (that I would love to name here, but slander and all that jazz) who continually advocate for the use of essential oils internally. They also seem to be the same places that are quick to sensationalize “cure-all” type talk that really gets under my skin (pun intended). ​
But here’s the thing… it’s a bad idea! For-the-most-part, essential oils are best when diffused into the air or smelt from the bottle. Then, sometimes they can be helpful used in products that go on the skin once they have been properly diluted in a carrier oil (such as olive oil, avocado, almond, whatever oil is not an essential oil). In extremely rare and really specific cases some oils have been used internally by individuals. But did you know it’s illegal for me to recommend that you use certain oils internally? Illegal. Unless you are a food or drug company (the vast majority of the world’s essential oil consumption is by food and drug companies).

It’s illegal because it’s kind of a big deal and potentially life-threatening. Pennyroyal is a poison in essential oil form, for example. ​

Why did I become a Doula?

I’ve always prided myself in my ability to be comfortable in situations most people find uncomfortable. I remember when I started telling people about my interest in becoming a Doula. After I explained what a Doula was, by and large the responses I got was best summed up by my Oma, “you’re a gutsy little broad, aren’t you?” She thought I was completely nuts. “Tynan, there is nothing beautiful about birth,” she stared off into the distance without blinking, “nothing.” ​

Starting solids the evidence-based way 

When my first daughter was at the age to start solids, our pediatrician handed me some pamphlets about solids made by a big formula/baby food company. That’s literally all he did – no discussion, no question and answer period for the first-time parent, just a handful of pamphlets. I was unmoved. I had expected more of the Dr. than that.

The pamphlets were just advertising. It was purely that company pushing me to buy their product. People, formula companies are not your friends they only want your money, as they have proven over and over in a sad historical track record of very huge money-driven catastrophic mistakes.

So not only was doc handing me advertisements that actually had very little real info in them, he had decided for me how I should feed my baby. With very overpriced, heavily processed boxed cereals. So heavily processed, let’s just be clear on this, that all the real nutrients were gone and had to be synthetically added back in.