renovations and pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Mrslovebug:  I was reading about chemical cleaners in my Mayo pregnancy guide book, and while it is ok to be around them for short periods of time, if you feel dizzy, headache, or the smell is bothering you, you need to get out immediately for some air. I would also make sure you have a LOT of air flow in your house.

I don’t think at any point of pregnancy it is really ‘safe’ to be around chemicals, paint, etc, but if you absolutely have to, make sure to take frequent breaks, keep it well ventilated, and always, always, always, always wear a face mask (like the painter ones. They are thicker than the doctor masks).

If I were you and could go somewhere else, I would. Just until it airs out a bit.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrslovebug:  I would ask them what they’re using and if it’s safe. Make sure they’ve got all the windows open and wear a mask to be on the safe side.  If you have somewhere you could spend the night while the fumes are at their worst, then I would go ahead and do that. 

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