Does cellphones and laptops affect your baby when pregnant?
Updated: Feb 21, 2022
The pregnancy term is when one should be particularly careful about the different health hazards
in the environment in order to ensure that the developing fetus is safe. Increasingly, we have
become a generation that relies heavily on smartphones and wireless gadgets to get many
functions done. What this also translates into is that radiation is all around us, and there is a need to understand if this could potentially harm the mother and developing fetus during pregnancy.
Prenatal care is when utmost precaution should be taken for the fetus to grow into a healthy
baby. Wireless technology incorporates non-ionizing radiation in order to function, by creating
an electromagnetic field (EMF) and by also using radio frequency (RF) waves. This kind of
radiation is extremely low and does not usually cross the threshold at which it could be harmful.
Also, medical researchers have yet to prove any link between low-frequency radiation and
potentially harmful effects on the fetus.
Nevertheless, it helps to include a few extra precautions when you’re expecting. Apart from
mobile phones, a number of gadgets also emit non-ionized radiation, like laptops, WiFi routers,
Bluetooth headsets, fitness trackers, and security sensors. There is no reason to completely avoid
using all these, but a little caution can be directed towards using these gadgets less frequently
and also keeping them away from you physically when not in use. Stand away from the
microwave when it is on. Turn off devices that are not in use. And probably hold off on getting
that fancy baby monitor until you can get a safer and more utilitarian one.