(Closed) Painting while Prego?!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sanola831– I think as long as you were outside and not inside while you were doing this you should be fine and I wouldn’t worry too much.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you’ll be fine. I recently painted some dresser hardware with very smelly spray paint while in the garage with the door open.

If you want to paint anything else, I’d suggest purchasing some zero VOC paint. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

What’s done is done, so don’t stress.  Personally, i’d leave that work for my DH. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Paint and Pregnancy: What if I have been exposed to paint already?

Currently, there are no studies that document harm to the baby during normal and incidental exposure to paint (i.e. painting a room). The only studies that note a potential for miscarriage and malformations has to do with the higher levels of exposure through recreational use (sniffing and inhaling regularly).

If you have been exposed to paint, rest assured that the likelihood of any problems is low. According to the FDA, today’s paints do not contain lead and are probably not dangerous. Let your health care provider know of any paint exposure and together you can discuss the potential risk.”

http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/paintexposure.html

You’ll be fine.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I almost posted this exact question! We bought a house, and we’re re-painting just about every room in the house before we move in. I spent some time today staining the cabinets, and while it was only for about an hour, I was still a little worried about the paint fumes.

I read the link, and while I will limit my exposure, I’m not nearly as panicked as I was. Hubby was worried that paint was extremely dangerous. I think we’ll be okay!

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