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Is Behr Paint Ok For Pregnant Women To Use
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 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: Don't do it again and don't take any medicine. ...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
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
Dust and heavy lifti: If you are the crew than my advice is don't undertake any job involving heavy lifting. Dust can be a problem, if there it is remodeling job on a old building then be careful about lead poising. Apart from that I do not see any other harm. ...Read more
Yes: Acip recommends that pregnant women who have not been previously vaccinated with tdap should get one dose of tdap during the third trimester or late second trimester (after 20 weeks gestation). If not administered during pregnancy, tdap should be administered immediately postpartum. Instead of DPT ideally tdap or td should be given. ...Read more
Work exposures: As long as you're not drinking the alcohol, working around alcohol should be fine as long as the fumes are not significant. Consider wearing a mask to avoid inhaling too much alcohol. It would also be reasonable to ask your doctor to write a note that excuses you from doing that particular job that exposes you to alcohol. ...Read more
Recommended: All pregnant women should get a flu shot. In pregnancy you'll receive an inactivated trivalent strain (dead virus) that still protects you from swine flu & 2 other strains felt to be endemic this year. Avoid live virus (nasal spray) & remember to also update your pertussis vaccine. Take care. ...Read more
Sure: Women can participate in any activities related to eclipses, meteor showers, constellations, or any other celestial phenomena, regardless of whether or not the women are pregnant. There isn't anything about the moon or the starts that affects pregnancy, although some people have the notion that more women go into labor on a full moon. ...Read more
Yes: If cervix is inadequate, there are no signs of fetal nonreassuring status you can go up to 2 wks over due date. ...Read more
It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more
Sure!: You should try to have a balanced diet during pregnancy (and outside of pregnancy for that matter). Avoid large, predatory fish (swordfish, shark) because they tend to accumulate methylmercury inside them and that is a toxic substance to the fetal brain. Eating shrimp a couple of times weekly is absolutely fine during pregnancy. ...Read more
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