I confess that I've used my phone to put music to baby, but I didn't know it was bad for baby!!!
Pregnant women may have something new to worry about: a new study suggests keeping a cellphone close to the belly could affect the unborn baby’s health.
Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine studying mice found that exposure to cellphone radiation during pregnancy affected the offspring’s brain development and could cause hyperactivity and memory problems.
“It’s probably safer for a pregnant woman not to carry their cell phone clipped to their belt or sleep with the phone near their abdomen unless it’s turned off,” said study author .Dr. Hugh Taylor
“Fetuses’ developing brains are fragile and more vulnerable than adults, so it is prudent to keep the phone at a distance.”
The study, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found the cellphone exposure affected the development of neurons in the same region of the brain responsible for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
“I also ask my pregnant patients not to stand in front of their microwaves directly, and when they carry their phones not to carry them on their waist,” said , head of urogynecology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.Dr. Jill Rabin