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madgeymadge Sun 30-Mar-14 20:59:18

Hi all! My first post as I just found out that I am pregnant- yahoo!! I have read that pregnant people shouldn't use shower gel, and am curious as to what others are using? Soap? If so what kinds are good and not too drying? Thanks! X

ASmidgeofMidge Sun 30-Mar-14 21:03:13

? I've never heard that! Afaik you're fine to use shower gel

ASmidgeofMidge Sun 30-Mar-14 21:04:09

Where did you read it wasn't ok?

Wolfiefan Sun 30-Mar-14 21:06:55

I thought certain products might contain essential oils (or other ingredients) you should avoid?
And congratulations!

madgeymadge Sun 30-Mar-14 21:07:11


Marylou2 Sun 30-Mar-14 21:07:22

Can't say I've ever heard this but why not try Halos and Horns, it's free from most nasties and smells lovely.

madgeymadge Sun 30-Mar-14 21:09:31

Thanks Wolfie! I am interested in natural products anyway, its my first time and I don't want to be doing something daft if I can help it.

madgeymadge Sun 30-Mar-14 21:10:26

Thanks Marylou I will have a look smile

ilovepowerhoop Sun 30-Mar-14 21:13:08

they havent given any clear guidelines as to what to avoid so its a bit of nonsense. I never changed my habits with regards to shower gels, cosmetics, moisturisers, etc. I stopped drinking, never smoked and took folic acid and both children turned out fine. I even dyed my hair in pregnancy and that was fine too.

madgeymadge Sun 30-Mar-14 21:29:20

Thanks powerhoop, it does seem a bit bonkers really. I think I need to take the internet less seriously ;)

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