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Can Pregnant Women Be Around Paint
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
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
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 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
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
30 weeks pregnant if i apply nail paints and use thinner will the smell harm my baby if i inhale? I heard pregnant women should not use nail paints.
Product safety issue: Generally speaking, the less product into or on your body during pregnancy the better off for your fetus. That being said if you want to have your nails painted i would recommend making it a rare and special event, not weekly, and choose a salon that will be sensitive to your pregnancy by making sure you are not breathing in fumes and using safer products (toluene free products, for example). ...Read more
#1 union of gametes : When a sperm and an egg unite (in reproductive tract or dish), they form a blastocyst (which evolves into embryo then fetus). That union is the beginning of a pregnancy. The miracle is that a healthy newborn results so often especially given all the steps that are needed and all the things that could go wrong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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