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Mothers-to-be should NOT worry about using their mobile phone during pregnancy because it ‘won’t harm their baby’s brain’

Women should not worry about using their mobile phone during pregnancy as it will not harm the baby’s brain, new research has found.

Fears over radio frequency electromagnetic fields from smartphones for unborn children appear to be unfounded.

A study of 45,389 women and children found those who frequently used their phones while pregnant did not harm their child’s language or motor skills.

In fact, these children were better at communicating aged three or five, perhaps because women who speak more on the phone also talk more to their children, helping them expand their vocabulary.

The findings, led by the Norwegian Institute of Technology, follow concerns after the babies of rats exposed to magnetic radiation from mobile phones were born with changes to their brains.

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