(Closed) Remodeling House While Pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I wouldn’t stress it, wear your mask, some safety goggles and make sure you shower all the crap off when your done…you live with that stuff over your head year round, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Post # 4
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m 15 weeks pregnant and we spent half of the day today taking things up and down from the attic (I didn’t climb the stairs)…but I really didn’t think anything of it.  I think you’ll be fine…it’s not like you’re licking the insulation.  🙂  If you already have the goggles and mask it sounds like a good idea to wear them, and as PP said, just take a good shower when you’re done!

Post # 5
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Lol we remodeled during pregnancy and I was exposed to alot worse stuff then insulation. One of my gal pals works as a contractor  and worked up til 8months. Relax you are fine 😀

Post # 6
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Do it while you can, early weeks. I’m 33 weeks with no energy.

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You should be fine with a mask and goggles, just make sure your mask is rated for insulation and you’re good to go! We’ve been remodeling our house for 3 years, including of course the whole time I’ve been pregnant. I stay away from the nasty stuff and don’t do any heavy lifting, but feeding wires should be fine!

Post # 9
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We re-did our basement when I was pregnant, and we decided we will never remodel while pregnant again. More stress than I can handle! I would stay away from the insulation but also when they mud and sand the dry wall. You don’t want to breath that in and the particiles stay in the air for a while!

Good Luck!

Post # 10
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really wouldn’t worry too much about the insulation. Darling Husband usually has it all over him when he comes home every day. It’s all over his clothes and then I am constantly touching them to do the laundry and never once thought about it. As long as you are in a ventaliated area you should be fine. I’m 39 weeks and have taken every precaution but insulation was never something that crossed my mind and I have stepped on plenty construction sites during my pregnancy. 

I agree with carriejuly in regards to sanding. I would make sure they use some type of plastic to contain the sanding, because whether you are pregnant or not, you don’t want to keep breathing that in. 

Post # 11
2263 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m with you on the remodelling part of pregnancy- although our projects will be mostly painting and sanding. I agree if you take precautions you should be fine, a lot of chemicals and fumes are the big problem of pregnancy- that’s why things like hair coloring, painting and household cleaners are sometimes on the ‘bad’ list. My dr. told me that as long as you have good ventillation your chances of inhaling anything dangerous are slim to none. Use common sense and you should be fine! 

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