Re: Glue Fumes!
Short term exposure really has little risk to your baby, but you can take steps to avoid those short exposures too....keep in mind that the fumes that you are smelling ARE less toxic than smoking cigarettes or standing behind a bus for a while, but if they are affecting you, i would try and avoid them as much as possible..
please keep in mind that i am posting this only because you asked what i could possibly do to your baby!....this DOES NOT necessarily mean that anything bad will happen, so please dont get all freaked out.
1. Birth defects can be caused by chemicals or drugs which alter the development of organs. This means birth defects only occur in the first three months of pregnancy as the organs are forming.
2. Toxic effects are various kinds of "poisoning" which can occur at any stage of pregnancy and even after birth. For example, lead can damage brain function at any time from early in conception even through adulthood. But it is the fetus that is most susceptible.
i pulled this off a website that is from an organization that im sure you are all familiar with...having to do with babies and birth defects...and i....when i found out i was pregnant and had been painting...wanted to know what MIGHT happen....
this same site basically said too that you should not worry about things that you did before you knew (and that includes worrying too much about what you didnt know could be a problem as far as chemicals are concerned)
i really hope that i didnt confuse you...and i really DO NOT mean to scare you, but you did ask what could happen
PLEASE dont worry too much, just protect yourself!