Gardening for Two
Taking precautions when everything's in bloom
Pregnancy may be the perfect opportunity for you to try organic gardening methods. In organic gardening, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are not used. Only natural methods of fertilizing plants and controlling pests are considered. Going with this option will help eliminate the risks associated with the use of chemicals that might lead to pregnancy complications.
“Pregnant or not, it’s always better to garden without the use of pesticides,” says Gifford. “I would suggest taking this opportunity to explore other, safer methods of pest control. This is an especially smart step to take in preparation for having a small child in the garden in the not-too-distant future.”
Memorialize Your Pregnancy
While spending time outdoors, you may want to get creative and find a way to memorialize your pregnancy, such as planting a tree, creating a scrapbook page of you working in the garden, planting pink and blue flowers, or getting an inscribed garden stone or bench. Use this time to enjoy the peace and quiet of working in nature. Before you know it, the sound of the breeze blowing through the trees will be joined by the beckoning of your new baby.
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