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Is It Safe To Use A Cell Phone When I Am Pregnant
Yes: The media is "cell phone crazed" now about how many brain tumors you're going to get by calling your aunt celia. There is some evidence that holding a cell phone up to your head for several hours like our teenagers are doing can cause an increase in brain tumor, but judicious use and hands free devices should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
19 weeks pregnant. My elders are telling that don't use mobile phone because the radiation would affect the baby. Is it so? Am using iphone.
Not true : Cell phones do not give off radiation. That is a myth. ...Read more
Yes, but: Please check with the manufacturer of your phone to see if the bleach will harm any coatings, screens, etc. The manufacturers usually tell you what you can clean the phone with safely. ...Read more
Are cell phones safe to use a lot during pregnancy? Like can I put it in my pockets? Are microwaves safe during pregnancy as well?
Yes, yes, yes: What is safe during pregnancy is probably the most studied medical question...and recommendations are very conservative. The questions of cell phones & microwaves being safe during pregnancy has been well studied, & you can rest assured that you need not worry. I'm sure you appreciate ALL risk can not be removed from life...you would have to stay in bed all day! Good wishes; have a healthy baby! ...Read more
On top OK: If you mean lay it "on" your belly, you should be okay as there is a fair distance between the outside and the developing fetus. If you are talking "in" your belly, like inside your abdominal cavity, then no way - never put foreign objects inside your body, pregnant or not. ...Read more
Are using a mobile phone close to the body or being close to a wireless router harmful to a pregnant woman and/or the fetus? I'm surrounded by wifi.
Probably not: No evidence that it is a worry. Still be careful. Maybe move that router. ...Read more
Moble phone Use: There have been worries regarding cell phone use and an increase in brain cancer. So far the studies are inconclusive. What should be noted is that we are out about 20-25 years since cell phones began being used. I am not aware of any studies of mobile phone use and deleterious effects during pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it true that cellphone use during pregnancy (close to the body especially belly) can cause brain development defects or issues issues on fetus?
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