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Using WiFi at home harmful for pregnant ladies? Expectant parents should read this

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 January 2022, 15:47 IST
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Having an internet connection or WiFi at home has become a necessity for every people who are working from home. There is no second option for those men and women who have been forced to do their jobs at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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But, do you ever think that WiFi service could be dangerous for your health, especially for pregnant women? Do the radiations emitted from the WiFi affect the fetus in the mother’s womb?

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If you have never thought about the side effects of WiFi on a pregnant lady then this article will answer the aforesaid questions.

Understand how Wi-Fi works:

Firstly, we should understand how it works.

An Electro-Magnetic Radiation (EMR) passes through the walls of a house to make sure that the internet reaches everybody inside the home. The frequency bands of WiFi are between 2.4 and 5 GHz ranges.

Know home Wi-Fi is harmful to pregnant ladies:

In today’s era, when life has completely depended on smartphones and the Internet, one can’t stay away from these facilities. So, the question arises here that how Wi-Fi radiations are harmful to pregnant ladies.

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Many experts have researched this phenomenon. One of the researches was conducted on animals and the other with a small group of pregnant ladies who had suffered miscarriages before.

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In the research, it was found that the side-effects of Wi-Fi were one of the reasons which cause early miscarriages. Also, the radiations emitted from Wi-Fi are hampering the children’s neurological and brain development.

Therefore, expectant mothers should avoid using smartphones most of the time and never keep the device near their abdomen.

Apart from miscarriages, many children might be diagnosed with autism, growth retardation, brain impairment, and many other serious health issues.

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However, these researches need to gather more evidence or enough trials because WHO or other health organizations in the US never established that Wi-Fi causes problems to pregnant ladies.

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Therefore, we can’t claim that having Wi-Fi at home is harmful to pregnant women. But, we can give you some tips that can keep a pregnant woman and her baby safe from all negative radiations.

1. Don’t take much stress
2. Avoid using smartphones every time. Turn off your Internet connection when not in use.
3. Don’t carry smart gadgets close to your stomach
4. Pregnant women should avoid sleeping near Wi-Fi router
5. If possible, try to use the wired Internet because it reduces the risk of radiation. Because signals can’t through the house in an open space.
6. Take proper sleep and eat a balanced diet to keep yourself fit and healthy.

Try to follow these small changes in your life and create a safe and healthy environment for a pregnant lady at your home.

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First published: 3 January 2022, 15:47 IST