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Is it safe for me to paint while pregnant?

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Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There's no definitive evidence to say 100% yes or no.
.. But generally, if you are breathing and oxygenating well, the baby is fine. Your baby's hemoglobin holds on to oxygen better b/c of a substance called dpg. I always recommend avoiding possible toxins in the first trimester, but should be ok afterward.

In brief: Yes

There's no definitive evidence to say 100% yes or no.
.. But generally, if you are breathing and oxygenating well, the baby is fine. Your baby's hemoglobin holds on to oxygen better b/c of a substance called dpg. I always recommend avoiding possible toxins in the first trimester, but should be ok afterward.
Dr. Elia Fanous
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Most data suggest exposure to latex paint and low voc (low fume) oils are not a problem during pregnancy.
Those products that give of significant fumes are potentially toxic to mother & baby & efforts to minimize exposure & paint only in well ventilated areas, etc.Are recommended.

In brief: Depends

Most data suggest exposure to latex paint and low voc (low fume) oils are not a problem during pregnancy.
Those products that give of significant fumes are potentially toxic to mother & baby & efforts to minimize exposure & paint only in well ventilated areas, etc.Are recommended.
Dr. James Ferguson
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