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Doctor insights on: Inhaling Gas Fumes While Pregnant

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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What can happen of i inhale gas while pregnant?

What can happen of i inhale gas while pregnant?

Natural or not?: Expelled intestinal gas (fart) when inhaled does not harm pregnancies. Manufactured commercial gases depending upon type can have deleterious effects. ...Read more

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Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

R U dizzy: Inhalation of hydrocarbons (sniffing gas fumes) would potentially cause harm only if you are feeling symptoms from it. If you are feeling light headed or dizzy form the fumes, then it may be affecting the oxygen amounts in your blood, which gets transmitted to the baby. Luckily, baby inside you lives in a low oxygen environment, so you would really need to harm yourself before it would affect baby. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant I have shortness of breath, gas, bloating, fatigue, tiredness I have my tubes clipped?

Could i be pregnant I have shortness of breath, gas, bloating, fatigue, tiredness I have my tubes clipped?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Petrol fumes is harmful to petus.i like the smell very much.i inhale the fumes daily.i am 32 week pregnant.from last 2days I inhale it daily.help me?

Petrol fumes is harmful to petus.i like the smell very much.i inhale the fumes daily.i am 32 week pregnant.from last 2days I inhale it daily.help me?

??: Strange request! You are definitely exposing your health and your unborn baby to a health hazard, so what kind of help do you need? Just refrain from inhaling the fumes, see your doctor/obsterician, and possibly addiction medicine specialist to help you stop inhaling petrol fumes, wish you and your baby wellness ...Read more

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Is it bad to inhale petrol fumes when pregnant?

Yes: There are many complex chemicals in gasoline. Most of them are harmful to health in high enough concentrations, but our bodies are able to protect us from damage. A developing fetus can't protect itself, and with some chemicals the mother's systems don't always break the chemicals down completely before the fetus is exposed. So it's best for pregnant mothers to avoid harmful chemicals. ...Read more

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Does inhaling gas fumes cause bad breath?

Does inhaling gas fumes cause bad breath?

What gas fumes?: Gasoline? Natural gas? Propane? Flatulence? Either way, halitosis does not result from inhaling any type of gas. Gum disease, cavities, and acid reflux, as well as your diet may be the cause. ...Read more

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Hi i have to ride with my husband in his truck and he has gas cans an bad gas fumes in it. Im worried about the baby. Im 17 weeks pregnant ?

"Open a window"?: You can have the gas cans removed prior to your ride, or open a window to provide more ventilation. Either way, you and your husband conceived this child together and must now, as responsible parents,, "negotiate" what is in the future child's best interest, now and when it is born. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to mean while pregnant if I inhaled fumes from Drano?

Is it harmful to mean while pregnant if I inhaled fumes from Drano?

No: These are simple chemicals, the same as those of which the body is made. There's no danger to Baby. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes while cleaning and now feel really sick and I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant?

I inhaled bleach fumes while cleaning and now feel really sick and I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant?

Bleach inhalation: I assume this exposure is from household use. Most probably it is not going to harm you or the baby. But there is a chance people may develop asthma like symptoms. Drink plenty of fluid and get fresh air now and avoid recurrent future exposure, ...Read more

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If I inhaled rubbing alcohol fumes for a few hours while windows were open and am 4 weeks pregnant, is that bad? Didn't know it was bad till after :(

If I inhaled rubbing alcohol fumes for a few hours while windows were open and am 4 weeks pregnant, is that  bad? Didn't know it was bad till after :(

Not bad: We use rubbing alcohol in the hospital all the time in the form of prep pads prior to IV"s and injections. With the open windows, "no harm, no foul". ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?

37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?

No significant risk: Plastic fumes are not good for anyone but by 37 weeks your baby is almost fully developed and this should not have a significant effect. This would have been more worrisome in the first trimester (but even then would probably be OK unless you really inhaled a large amount). Don't worry. Hope your delivery goes smoothly! ...Read more

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Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Toxic fumes: It is not ok to hold your breath without supervision by a qualified professional. I.E a doctor. Toxic fumes should be avoided at all times and particularly during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you use an inhaler while pregnant?

Can you use an inhaler while pregnant?

Yes: Assuming it is for asthma. Your health is more important than the life of the fetus. You need to assure yourself of a good air flow. If not, you will be harming the baby as well as yourself. You should contact your OB to optimize your inhaler medication. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more