Cellphone use is becoming more and more common these days. Mama uses it to talk, send messages, make appointments, hunt for baby products, and even read the Popmama.com page. But can cell phone use during pregnancy affect a developing fetus?
Researchers continue to study the possible effects of radio waves from cell phones and other handheld devices on the fetus and their research has been largely inconclusive.
In fact, since no researcher has intentionally exposed human fetuses to potential harm, it is difficult to design reliable studies that can definitively link cell phone exposure to any health or behavioral problems. Keluarga
And to date, there are no studies showing an indisputable link between cell phone use and adverse outcomes on fetal development.
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For information on the impact of using cell phones during pregnancy on the fetus, including the radiation it emits and whether the technology habits you use are safe for the health of the fetus, keep on reading the following Popmama.com review. Kehidupan keluarga harmonis
Do Cell Phones Emit Radiation?
Yes, cell phones, laptops and tablets with wireless internet connections communicate with each other and with the outside world by emitting and receiving energy called electromagnetic radio waves.
Using these devices means that small amounts of radiation always end up in the body and if the exposure is high enough, radio waves can heat tissue, damage DNA and sometimes cause cancer.
Fortunately, cell phones emit some kind of non-ionizing radiation, low levels of radio wave energy, and there is no scientific evidence that this particular level of exposure is dangerous. However, wireless devices are not the only source of radio wave exposure that you get in your daily life. Keluarga Bahagia
Believe it or not, the sun, microwaves, X-rays, radios, and even granite countertops all emit different levels of the same type of radio wave. You can’t avoid it unless you live in a special bubble. And that is why Mama is advised to skip unnecessary X-rays during pregnancy.
Is it safe to use a cell phone while pregnant?
Since the energy emitted by cell phones sits between the two extremes of X-rays and granite, some researchers have raised the question of whether it could affect the fetus, whose rapidly replicating cells are particularly vulnerable to outside interference. Ibu dan anak
But so far, several studies conducted in this area haven’t found anything related to cell phone use.
Does Cellphone Use Affect the Fetus?
In a recent analysis of several studies, researchers compared pregnant women to cell phone use with fetal growth, birth weight, and length of gestation. Finally, some association was found between cell phone use and shorter pregnancy duration and an increased risk of preterm delivery, but no strong association was found for fetal growth or birth weight.
Other studies have studied mothers’ self-reported cell phone use during pregnancy and the incidence of their children’s behavioral problems, such as ADHD. In a 2017 Spanish study, data on more than 80,000 mother-daughter pairs found that when mothers spend more time talking on their cell phones during pregnancy, their children are more likely to experience behavioral and emotional problems, especially hyperactivity.
It should be noted, however, that women who use their cell phones the most during pregnancy may also suffer from ADHD themselves and pass it on to their children. And other studies also found no link at all between cell phone use during pregnancy and developmental disorders in children.
In fact, a large 2017 study found that three-year-olds whose mothers spent more time using cell phones while pregnant had better language and motor skills than children whose mothers didn’t use cell phones at all. One potential reason may have to do with personality because Mom talks more, both on the phone and to her children, which can help with language skills.