A 30-year-old female asked:
11 weeks pregnant. took a 20 hour car trip with a gas can in the trunk wrapped in a garbage bag. all windows down the entire time but could still intermittently smell gas in waves. no symptoms, maybe a very mild headache. could i have hurt the fetus?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso answered
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: More than likely your baby is just fine and was unaffected by the gas fumes. Your body does a good job of protecting a pregnancy from inhaled substances for the most part.
Answered on Sep 12, 2017
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