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    Hi Ladies,

    I have the glorious job of finishing painting the arcatraves (sp?) in our house i started 4 months ago (b4 i was pregnant). Was wondering if it is okay to paint this stage in pregnancy ? I avoided it in 1st Trimester for obv reasons.


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    mbear, i dont think it should be a problem. just make sure you take the usual precautions, ie: well venilated area and dont overdo it, but otherwise...happy painting!!

    Linda

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    We're painting at the moment, and I asked in the paint shop and was told to avoid oil-based paint as they have more chemicals. They said water-based are still not great, but as long as it's well ventilated and I'm not around it for too long at a time it's ok.

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    Thanks girls. I hope to finish it in a day (Friday) and like you both said, will have both front and back doors open and any near windows....mmmm what fun !!!

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    It's not actually the odours that are a concern, although they can be unpleasant... it's more that paint contain things like formaldahyde and other chemicals, which still get breathed in even if you can't smell them.

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    We're painting at the moment aswell, I've just gone to check on DP at various times and tried not to stay in there for too long at a time.

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    If you can wait till 2nd trimester it's better... the chemicals are of greatest concern in the developmental stages of your first 14 weeks...

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