(Closed) Painting During Pregnancy?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My doctor said as long as it was well-ventilated and I took frequent breaks, I should be fine.  Call and ask your doctor, but the zero VOC paint and open windows are your friends.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I painted when I was 5 months pregnant.  I made sure that all the windows were open while I painted the rooms and they would stay open for a few hours afterwards. 

Most importantly.  Take breaks.  You don’t want to work yourself too hard.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I was told to stay away from painting. My mother wouldn’t even let me paint the nursery, so she painted it herself while I painted the decorations 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Painting with the windows is something I suggest ragardless of pregnant or not.  If you are super concerned, make sure that wear a mask or also have fans turned on for extra ventilation.  There is also eco-friendly paint as well, I believe.  Also, if you have any special medical conditions you may also have to ask your doctor.  I would say ask your doctor, if doctor says it’s okay then when you go into the store also let them know you are pregnant and that you would also like to know if they have masks or any good tips and also ask about baby and kid friendly paints, that way you cover ALL of your bases for now and the future!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just painted 4 rooms of our new apartment yesterday… not by myself, of course… with hubby and a friend.  I used Behr paint and there was virtually NO smell or fumes to it. 

I checked with my doctor before doing so and his words to me were “go for it… you’re perfectly fine painting.”  I even suggested to him that I will wear a mask and he told me not to bother, that it might actually make me more nauseous.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@tnbellebee:  I wouldn’t, but thats just me. I dont like the idea of breathing in all the chemicals. I think candy_nee (or maybe somone else) posted that their OB advised against it. I think the effects are pretty unknown but I am trying to limit as much as possible exposure to chemicals while pregnant. I saw this article basically saying the same thing. 

 

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