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Can Propane Heater Hurt Pregnancy
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
It can kill: Propane heaters release carbon monoxide (CO) and are responsible for many deaths every year in the US. CO is odorless, tasteless and invisible and is poisonous. Propane / kerosene or any fuel heater must be used in a well ventilated space or with a proper exhaust system. Early signs of CO poisoning are headaches, nausea, irritability and confusion. Even low doses can do permanent brain injury. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a portable oil heater or electric heater to heat a room during pregnancy and after delivery in a babies/children's room?
Portable heater: Portable heaters can be prone to toppling over. Also may overheat. May be a fire hazard. Do not leave the heater on while asleep. ...Read more
Depends: There are a lot of things that change both chemically and physically in early pregnancy. It depends on what you mean by early. In the first twelve weeks, the hormones your body produces are changing how your stomach responds to food, loosening the ligaments that hold your uterus in place and helping the placenta and baby grow. All of these can make the "tummy" feel "weird". ...Read more
Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes take place. The breasts may be swollen and tender. ...Read more