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Is Skunk Spray Harmful If Your Pregnant
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
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
Took shower after it had been sprayed with bleach. City water treated with ammonia. Strong smell. 30 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
No harm done: No, you baby is pretty well insulated. Bleach serves a disinfectant. ...Read more
Is the defensive spray from skunks or any other animal dangerous for my infant to touch? Dog got sprayed by something and spread oils in house.
Call poison control: If you were in my office, I would call Poison Control at 1 800 222-1222 for the best information pertinent to your particular situation. They often need a little more information than what you've provided here to make the best recommendation, and if you call them, they can find out what they need to know. Depending on the details, there may be some concerns about eyes, or breathing. ...Read more
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
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
No: There is nothing to suggest that exposure that insignificant could pose a threat to your unborn baby. Take care ...Read more
My wife is 10 week pregnant and today I sprayed perfume and some perfume went inside her mouth. Is there any problem?
4 and 1/2 months pregnant. Today, someone sprayed a gas based keyboard cleaner in my workspace while I was in it. Could this harm the baby? No smell.
No: A one time incident like that should not harm the fetus. ...Read more
13wks pregnt nose extremly conjested. Cant breath at day but specialy night. What teas can I drik to help? Or wht nasal spray? Saltine NT wrkin. Help
Husband sprayed cologne while I was in bathroom (i'm 21 weeks pregnant) - felt sick after two minutes. Can it harm the baby boy's reproductive system?
Nope.: Relax - the fetus is pretty well protected inside the womb. ...Read more
What if any are the risks of contact w/ weed killer/herbicides during third trimester of pregnancy? Husband sprayed yard & I want to go back out.
Should be OK: As long as you are not in direct contact ...Read more
I am 11 weeks pregnant. I've seen my baby's heartbeat. I have to be sprayed with oleoresin capsicum for my job tomorrow. Will this affect my baby?
Get a note: I am not aware of pepper spray causing any problems for a pregnant woman. That being said this just seems like a bad idea and not a nice thing to do to a pregnant woman and her first trimester. Get a note from your doctor excusing you from this until after the pregnancy is complete. I would imagine your employer would agree. ...Read more
19 weeks pregnant. I saw a bug on the couch, maybe first bed bug. Freaked out and sprayed the couch with rubbing alcohol. Strong smell, is it safe?
Chemicals/pregnant: Air out the room or go into another room, a single episode for a short period should not be an issue. For the future get some N-99 particle masks at home depot and ventilate to room (open window, fan) or have someone else do this if occurs regularly (hopefully it will not happen again-). Don't worry. ...Read more
Sprayed showerhead in vagina to clean off soap, scared of embolism. How likely is it to happen and when would it happen? Also 27 weeks pregnant
Shower spray/vagina: This is unlikely to cause an embolism. Embolic disease in pregnancy is more frequent at the time of delivery, and is very rare. Shower irrigation of the vaginal area is common in Europe, and a "bidet" is an appliance seen in most European bathrooms, which essentially does the same as your showerhead, and is very safe. ...Read more
Toxoplasmosis is the concern for pregnant women handling kitty litter.
If you do not know if you have been exposed, it is best to avoid the kitty litter; also gardening can be a way to get exposed to it.
If exposed, while pregnant, it can be passed to the baby 60% of time and cause problems with growth restriction and brain development among other concerns. ...Read more
It is unhealthy: Smoke inhalation should be avoided when you are pregnant. ...Read more
No.: There is no effect on baby but it would limit treatment. ...Read more
Doubt any effect: Shingles is essentially the emergence of a hibernating virus from nerve clusters along the inside of your spine. It travels out the nerve, like a canoe paddling down river to the skin, where pt causes pain & blisters that contain the reactivated virus. To affect baby it would need to enter the blood & pass thru the placenta. This is not a feature of shingles. ...Read more