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#1 of 5 Old 09-26-2009, 04:18 PM - Thread Starter
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hi--just got my delivery from early preg. and the lubes i got contain both methyl and propyl parabens....argh!!

thoughts on using it vs. returning it?? i don't want to seem ultra paranoid, but parabens are proven endocrine disruptors....

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I've gotten pregnant twice using Pre-Seed (both times within 2 months of trying) so I think it's worth it to use something with parabens if it helps you get pregnant. It's good to be cautious but I know I personally drive myself crazy trying to avoid anything that might be toxic. It makes me crazy because it's impossible to avoid everything. So I'm trying to relax a bit. I plan to use Pre-Seed again.

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Methylparabens are not the bad sort... they are non-toxic.

Propylparabens are not cancerous... they can cause birth defects HOWEVER that would not be an issue with preseed as the propylparabens will no effect the sperm or the egg and will be out of your body long before the point when the placenta starts to take nutrients from you. (It is reason, other than the not-needing-it and the fact that it is horribly expensive, not to use it in pregnancy.)

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I have been reading lots on the net about parabens in Preseed. Everyone is focusing on questioning the effects on the woman.... BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LONG TERM AFFECT ON THE FUTURE PERSON  YOU ARE TRYING TO CONCEIVE?
Yes i agree with the risks being low for adults but we are talking about very sensitive little sperms being fully imursed in this stuff for days. Lets try to think about the long term affects on the people conceived using preseed......

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I returned it for that reason. I don't want a known toxin anywhere near my conception process, nor do I want it in my body.

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