Decorating during pregnancy

I know I've been asking a lot of questions lately but I'm making sure I don't call my midwife over stupid rookie things.

I've grown impatient and my nesting instincts are kicking in. I've waited ages for my partner to decorate and I'm fed up! I know it's not his favourite thing to do but it's mine, I feel utterly useless because the time I've been waiting I could have done it by now! I love filling, sanding and painting. There's very little sanding to be done and I don't want to wait weeks before painting happens because there aren't really that many weeks left, plus I want to air the rooms well before baby is born and before I'm too much bigger and unable to do anything physical.

I've read nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2531.aspx?... and know that to err on the side of caution would be to not do it but I can't put baby in a dusty undecorated room. I need to take some action and stop waiting for someone else to do something I can quite easily and quickly do myself!

Have any of your decorated during pregnancy? Did you regret it? Were there any contraindications to you doing so?

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  • I think you will be fine, if your are sanding wear a mask, if your are painting opt for a low odour child friendly paint, b&q do this, plus make sure the room has all of its windows open and its well ventilated. And take a rest often, maybe decorate max one to two hours max per day. My auntie decorated till her waters broke when she was up the ladder!

  • I painted my babies bedroom when I was about 24 weeks pregnant and my baby was o.k, I didn't go up ladders or anything just the bits I could reach my husband did most of the work mind you I just pointed the brush where he missed lol. You will be fine as long as you dont stretch to far or over do it.

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