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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 19:37 PM   1
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Deodorants when pregnant?


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I had never heard of this, or even thought about it until yesterday when a colleague of mine who is pregnant (but doesn't know I am) said she's doesn'y use spray deodorants because of the chemicals. I've tried good old Dr Google but haven't found much information. Has anyone been told spray deodorant, or any kind of deodorant is unsafe? I live in a very hot climate so not using it is not an option but I don't know ???



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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 21:01 PM   2
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Hi,

I don't use conventional deodorants because of the chemicals. I use a rock crystal deodorant that's all natural. It's not an antiperspirant, but it does keep my sweat from smelling.

I haven't heard anything about deodorants during pregnancy...I just try to use more natural products across the board...



 
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 21:31 PM   3
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I've heard a few bad things about deodorant.... I really need to do what PurpleKisses said and start going au naturale... I haven't made that jump yet.



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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 22:08 PM   4
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Thanks, I've heard that they're generally not great but hadn't heard anything about safety during pregnancy. It does make sense to go with as natural products as possible so I'll see what I can find!



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Old Jun 19th, 2010, 02:00 AM   5
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I have read advice on not using it because of the chemicals, but nothing actually says dont use it. I have started using a roll on as was advised in my pregancy book and that way your not inhaling it. Plus the pollution we breathe in everyday is probably just as dangerous



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Old Jun 19th, 2010, 02:24 AM   6
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The only bad thing I hear about deodorants (depending on the brand) is that it can darken underarms. Havent heard of any bad effects during pregnancy. For the mom and baby for that matter.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:07 PM   7
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I am sure I have heard something about avoiding anti-persperants with aluminim in them but I couldn't be sure if they are simply not good for you or if they cause problems to unborn babies or if it was somebody mentioned about it coming through in breast milk.

One for google I think.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:10 PM   8
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From my quick google their is links with aluminum and breast cancer rather than pregnancy risks



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:26 PM   9
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i have no idea i never heard of this b4 i use roll on any how bt never heard of it b4 lol! XD XX



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2010, 15:35 PM   10
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Is it because they are a spray, and you breathe it in? Hair spray would be the same then.
They arnt generally great for you.
Dr Chris on 'This morning' mentioned that most women get breast cancer in their left breast, and they are starting to think that it is because most women are right handed, therefore tend to spray (whether you know it or not) just a little more under your left arm pit, and are wondering if the two are connected. Does that make sense?
I still use it anyway. Just spray it on, on the landing, then go back in my bedroom, so Im not stood in a cloud of fumes.



 
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