Pregnancy / Breastfeeding Friendly
Products that are pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly are considered safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding nutritional needs increase. What the mother eats and drinks is the baby’s primary form of nourishment. Nutrients are absorbed by the mother and passed onto the baby through the placenta.
Herbs, vitamin supplements, cosmetics and essential oils have the potential to affect the unborn baby, so it is important to be aware of products that are safe for this time of increased needs.
There are many products that are safe, others however contain certain components that can have potential negative effects.
With our skin being our biggest organ and having the ability to absorb up to 60% of what we apply to our skin it is important to be safety conscious during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Topical application of certain essential oils may have the potential to cause complications.
A woman’s body can become more sensitive as her body goes through rapid changes, both physically and hormonally. Certain products that may have been used without issue in the past could potentially cause unexpected reactions during this time.
It is important to enjoy this empowering and incredible time without the concern of using products that are not suitable or many cause potential health implications.