We were in the process of redoing the upstairs bedroom and hallway when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I wore masks and had windows open. I'd check with your Dr to see what he thinks.
I know its frustrating but hes just being protective of you and the baby and besides there are some things you really just dont need to do, you dont think it could or would hurt you but your using stomach mucsles a lot more than you think you are and beng pregnant makes it worse on your body anyways so the added stress to your body while pregnant isnt good. And of course you know why you can still put up new ceilngs and what not, bc if you fall then not only are you going to be hurt but so will your baby. Im not saying that once you get pregnabt you should become just helpless and do nothing but remember you are carrying very precious cargo and you should just sacrific for the nine plus months and cut back on all that physical labor stuff just for now
I painted at 20w1d. We did the while upstairs. My Dr said as long as I'm using a low VOC level paint (we used Dutch boy. ..neone at a paint store can help you with finding the right kind) and had ventilation the baby and I would be fine. I'm now 32w2d and baby and I are healthy and perfectly fine. Best of luck.
I painted my entire house and rental property when I was pregnant with my second and I am currently working on getting things together to repaint my kids room. I still wash my car and do maintenance on my vehicle that doesn't envolve going under it. I even moved all the appliances yesterday to clean under them. And carry around my 35lb daughter. I am currently 22wks.
Im not trying to sound rude... so please dont take it that way. Too many people think being pregnant is a debilitating disease. What do single moms do? It all!!! There is nothing wrong with maintaining your life as normal. You just need to pay extra attn to things. If you wanna paint.. open the windows.. if you wanna change your brakes go for it. Your not incapacitated. . You are pregnant. . Its okay!!
Painted our kitchen at 8 months with my second because I was nesting and my husband was taking too long. I now grass, do housework, work out and everything else I want to. Your body will let you know if you're doing too much.
I'm aware I'm not incapacitated, my husband just feels the need to act like I'm suddenly made of glass. That's the frustrating part... I am well aware of what I should and shouldn't do while pregnant I just wish I could make him understand. I'm hoping things will improve after we meet with our OB and he can hear her opinion on me doing stuff.
Me n my husband were in the middle of renovating /moving to a new house, I painted my whole basment n babies room. Starting from when I found out uptill my 8.5 months.. The ninth month we are just relaxing n focusing on our babies arrival.
The more active u are the better it is..howeve, Only do it if u always were a much active person.or else too much exertion can lead to early labour.
My boyfriend and I have been renovating our entire house for the last few weeks lol I'm seven months pregnant and I am still painting, mudding, sanding, I even demolished a couple walls. Just rest when you need to, and have proper ventilation.