That’s just rude. At minimum, it seems very bad manners to give our children problems they can’t fight, before they even hit daylight. A recent UCSF study found that virtually every pregnant woman in the US has at least 43 toxic chemicals in her body.
We mothers spend hours teaching our children to say please and thank you, to keep their elbows off the table and brush their hair before they go out. Endlessly, we train them to be thoughtful of others, polite and kind, aware of the people and world around them as much as themselves. Yet, before they even get here, we allow them to be on the receiving end of a host of environmental insults.