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What If I Was Exposed To Fertilizer While Pregnant
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
Yes: Studies/research in human pregnancy are limited with anything that may cause harm to baby. So there is not any great evidence either way on these things. Limiting exposure in the first trimester is usually recommended. But realistically, it's most likely fine. If you are breathing and oxygenating well (not passed out), so is your baby because they hold onto oxygen better than you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than a second : The process of sperm fertilizing and egg takes less than a second. The sperm penetrates the cell wall of the bag and fertilization is essentially instantaneous. If you're asking how long after intercourse until fertilization occurs that can be anywhere from a few hours to 4-5 days. ...Read more
I work in a "farm" industry. Is it safe to work with fertilizers (ammonium sulfate, Zn, Mn, etc) or with herbicides and pesticides while pregnant?
Yes with caution: It is very important to wear protective clothing. Should not let anything absorb through your skin especially on hands. And if you are spraying anything make sure you wear protective devices for your face and avoid spraying in tight indoor spaces where you might breath in chemicals. ...Read more
Can be: Using any fertilizer - organic or not - should be as the packaging instructs. I would advise caution during the application phase. I've never been asked this question in my practice so I enjoyed researching it. http://www.planetnatural.com/lawn-chemicals/ ...Read more
Possible tinge: Some people claim to feel a small tinge, pinch, or ache when the egg implants, but this is not universal and the pain should not be continuous. If the pain remains, discuss with your ob/gyn to be on the safe side. ...Read more
Possibly: It is possible that a pre-emergent herbicide could have effects on your body, including the thyroid gland, which could in turn disturb the normal regular rhythm of your heart. If your PVCs are a new symptom or have changed in frequency or are associated with other symptoms like dizziness or chest pain, it would be worthwhile to get evaluated thoroughly by an occupational /environmental specialist. ...Read more
Allergic?: May be an allergy or sensitivity to a certain component in the fertilizers. ...Read more
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