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Can I Paint While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Maybe!: Many painting products are toxic and can potentially cause harm. Painting in a home is likely better left to other non-pregnant people. If you must, use of a mask during painting is suggested. Be sure the room is well ventilated during and after painting, and if possible use low-fume and rapid drying materials. Also, be sure to avoid direct skin contact with the paint as much as possible. ...Read more
I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?
Not likely: Keep the room well ventilated and you should be fine. On the other hand, if you do not want paint the room yourself, tell your husband that the doctor said you should not paint! ...Read more
5 1/2 months pregnant -is it safe to use trisodium phosphate to clean the walls before painting the nursery? Or should my husband do it solo?
Probably fine: Tsp is actually used as an approved food additive in the us and eu and in low doses has no toxic effects.The dry powder is caustic to the GI tract and fumes may produce superficial irritation or cough. Your body will dispose of any irritant issues before it could ever get to baby. If you use it in a well ventilated space its irritant quality will be minimal.If you want daddy to do it solo, let him. ...Read more
I am 26 weeks pregnant. We are buying our first home and we have been redoing and staining furniture for the house... I've been helping with the painting and staining for a few weeks... a couple days a weel, few hours at a time... we are doing everything
Question cut off: Please re-ask and clarify the question. Thanks. ...Read more
Tx during pregnancy: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to dental treatment, especially if it is an emergency. Be sure to tell your dentist you are pregnant. There are precautions they should take in order to treat you safely. Also the middle trimester of a pregnancy is the safest time to do treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 12 weeks pregnant am started spray painting something outside before i thought about the fact that i probably shouldn't. Will my baby be ok?
Yes: Dont do it again and dont take any medicine. ...Read more
Maybe: Paint types differ significantly. Some have toxic compounds and exposure should be limited or avoided. Others, like water colors or latex low odor paints may be used if good ventilation is maintained. If exposure is unavoidable, there are masks that can help reduce chemical exposures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis?: Is there a diagnosis? If new then go in, if occurs with increased anxiety it could be part of a functional somatic syndrome, a pain condition for which there is no evidence of tissue damage.Tx depends on where u r in pregnancy but Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg helps anxiety, mood and pain.If insomnia, past wk 12, 1mg Clonazepam b/f sleep x10 n helps it wrk faster. Get seen though if this is a new problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is 18 wks pregnant. I just painted the nursery with low odor no VOC paint and aired it out (windows open). Safe for her to be in the room now?
Yes: it should be safe no problemsGet a more detailed answer ›
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