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I am 22wks pregnant and inhaled some chemicals including ddt that was sprayed at my work place two days ago. Will it affect my baby?

I am 22wks pregnant and inhaled some chemicals including ddt that was sprayed at my work place two days ago. Will it affect my baby?

A single, brief: Exposure is unlikely to harm your fetus at 22 weeks. Significant exposure would have made you feel ill. However, you may want to check osha regulations & very politely & tactfully, share them with your employer or hr department to prevent recurrent exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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I'm 15 weeks pregnant & i've got the pest control sprayed the corners of my apartment today while i was there.. Was that be dangerous for my baby ?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant & i've got the pest control sprayed the corners of my apartment today while i was there.. Was that be dangerous for my baby ?

Not likely: It does not seem likely that you could have been exposed in a significant way in the circumstance you describe. Usually if exterminators are using dangerous chemicals they ask people to leave the house for a designated period of time ...Read more

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My wife is 10 week pregnant and today I sprayed perfume and some perfume went inside her mouth..is there any problem?

My wife is 10 week pregnant and today I sprayed perfume and some perfume went inside her mouth..is there any problem?

No: Perfume is made with aromatic oils and extracts of flowers, plants and spices, some alcohol is added to dry the liquid on the skin. There is nothing to worry about. Ripe fruit is allowed in pregnancy, for example, as there are minute amounts of alcohols in food too. ...Read more

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Son sprayed clorox on floor and the smell is lingering a little. 5 weeks pregnant should i worry?

Son sprayed clorox on floor and the smell is lingering a little. 5 weeks pregnant should i worry?

No: There is nothing to suggest that exposure that insignificant could pose a threat to your unborn baby. Take care ...Read more

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Took shower after it had been sprayed down with bleach. Smelled strong. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Took shower after it had been sprayed down with bleach. Smelled strong. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?

Not harmful: The amount of chlorine your would have breathed in, then get through your lungs, your system and to baby would be so tiny that it poses no risk to the baby. Quite honestly, i'm glad they sprayed it down - much more likely you would catch a germ had it not been well cleaned that could cause harm to your baby than anything the dilute bleach solution/fumes would do to you! ...Read more

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