Are you pregnant? If you are, congratulations! It’s a beautiful, beautiful journey, isn’t it? My pregnancy story is one chapter of my womanhood that I can passionately and enthusiastically talk about as I loved it so dearly (all the joy, the pain, the difficulty and the sacrifices included!). Each time I look back, I smile at myself, the journey wasn’t smooth all the way (I had morning sickness for 6 months and it was a high-risk pregnancy) but I nailed it. Yes, I nailed it! I know you can, too!
Pregnancy can very be trying at times, right? However, I know a few mommy friends who had blissful pregnancy all through out. Such a grandiose dream that doesn’t always happen for everyone, yes? But whether you are having a roller coaster pregnancy or a smooth sailing one right now, I know that you are so concerned of the health of the little one growing inside of you beacuse this pans out for every mom!
A few days ago, I was contacted by Belly Armor for a partnership to help increase awareness on the potential health risks of everyday radiation (radiation coming from sources such a cellphones, laptops, Wi-Fi, and the likes). I was informed that numerous studies have shown that this type of radiation impacts the way cells grow, DNA replicates, and brain cells function and that the concern is greatest during pregnancy when DNA replication and cell growth are at their highest rates! I was alarmed. How about those pregnant moms whose work involve the use of these technologies?
While most of us probably don’t see the harm just yet, the World Health Organization announced that everyday radiation could be, read: DANGEROUS! Just a little trivia: In May 2011, the World Health Organization reclassified cell phone use to the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust, and chloroform!
INTRODUCING: BELLY ARMOR
I’m happy to share the announcement that Belly Armor has now reached the Philippine shores! Have you heard of the brand? It’s the maternity blanket and accessories line from USA which shields expecting mothers from low-level radiation to protect babies! I’m so happy because they graciously sent over two amazing products for me to see (which I will be using when I get pregnant again, #hopefully!). And the fun part? I am giving away one of those for you to use to protect your baby! I’ll tell you more about the giveaway raffle at the end of the post, meantime, let’s get to know the products.
The Belly Blanket-Chic
The Belly Blanket is a double-layer blanket. It’s a small, light-weight blanket lined with RadiaShield® Fabric layer (the second layer) that protects babies against the risks of everyday radiation. I love the softness of the material. It’s so easy to use too! I am trying it now, and I find it comfortable to drape over my midsection while sitting. It’s also portable, and very ideal to use at home and in the office.
The Belly Band is for expecting moms who would like a band protection around their belly with a looser fit. Just like the Belly Blanket, it is lined with RadiaShield® Fabric and protect babies by neutralizing incoming electromagnetic waves, canceling out the ambient radiation and reducing exposure to radiation. So if you prefer a belly band that has less snugness around your belly during pregnancy, this is going to be the excellent choice.
If you’re wondering how much these products cost, the Belly Blanket is priced at P3,895 while the Belly Band is at P3,445. A bit pricey for my standard but I was told that the blanket/band can be used as many times as the mommy gets pregnant and so I think it’s sulit. If you are to compare the Philippine price with the global website, price here is a few hundreds more expensive but if you’re going to order online abroad, it will cost you more for the shipping making the Manila price still much lower. It’s indeed a good deal with all the protection your baby will get. By the way, I still do not have the list of retail stores because it’s still on the works. Meantime, you may order directly at Belly Armor’s Facebook page which can be found here.
The Belly Band Giveaway!
Here’s your chance to win a BELLY BAND by Belly Armor! Whether you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon (or you have an expecting friend!), you might want to win this!