Wouldn’t it be great to hear that it is unsafe to get on your hands and knees and scrub anything while pregnant? The truth is that most cleaning chemicals are perfectly safe to use while pregnant. However, it’s still smart to be cautious about what you use.
It’s important to read labels carefully and avoid products whose labels indicate they are toxic. Try to substitute non-toxic, natural products in their place. Tests show that natural products are just as effective as traditional ones. It might also be a good idea to choose pump sprays instead of aerosols, since they are not as easily inhaled. Some chemicals can trigger nausea in pregnant women; trust your nose. If a chemical smells strong, stay away from it.
Work in a well-ventilated area to prevent breathing in fumes, and be sure to wear gloves to prevent skin exposure. Did you know that houseplants can also be a valuable assistant in the cleaning process? During their natural breathing process, plants absorb chemicals from the air and help clean the air in the environment.