There is now just under 7 weeks until I stop taking my birth control.
My main focus today has been checking all of the products we use in the bathroom at ewg.org. Most of the products we use, and especially the ones I use have bad ratings in terms of their toxicity and overall hazard. I’m having to replace my shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face lotion, hand lotion and lip balm. David has to replace his shampoo, body wash, shaving cream and face lotion. We both have to replace our sunscreen (which I knew was a big possibility as sunscreens are highly absorbable).
I have been scouring ewg.org to find good products we can use, then checking Amazon to see if we can buy them. Man is this a process. I’ve found 5 replacement products so far. I have 6 left and they are the tough ones to replace. I’m especially concerned about the sunscreen. I need sunscreen, and as we spend some time in the sun due to our Disneyland APs its very important that I find a good one. Bleh.
Well, it took several hours but I have found replacements for everything that needs to be changed. Now to just order them and wait for them to arrive.
I am fully aware that all of this is not necessary. Plenty of people get pregnant without even thinking about the products they put on their skin. Plenty of people have healthy babies even if they use relatively unhealthy shampoos and conditioners. I, however, am not plenty of people. I want to be as healthy as possible to give my children the best possible environment to develop in. It may be overkill, but I don’t want to risk it.