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Is it safe to pregnant women to smell paint?

Is it safe to pregnant women to smell paint?

If they don't: Have solvents, which most do! I am not talking about walking into a freshly-painted room for a minute. I am talking about chronic daily exposure. Don't worry if you briefly smell pain! ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

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

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I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

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

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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?

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

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Is painting your stomach while pregnant okay?

Is painting your stomach while pregnant okay?

Recommend avoiding: Unnecessary chemicals. Would not paint your body while you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

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

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Is it safe for pregnant women to eat jackfruit?

Is it safe for pregnant women to eat jackfruit?

Jackfruit: There is a myth that jackfruit causes miscarriages. It is a powerful laxative. Many recommend not eating jackfruit during pregnancy because it’s safety has not been studied. ...Read more