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solnechnaya Fri 07-Dec-18 17:46:49

Hi everyone. I had an accidental exposure to gasoline when i was almost 13 weeks pregnant. It sprayed on my arm and clothes while filling up the car. I took the clothes off but had to breathe the fumes for about 10-15 minutes on the way home before I could take a shower. Of course I called my ob and poison control but sill worried about the exposure. Any experience with something like that? Thanks.

WakeUpFromYourDreamAndScream Fri 07-Dec-18 17:49:26

You and baby will be fine. You breathe in all sorts of fumes every day just being outside. What did your OB say?

solnechnaya Fri 07-Dec-18 17:54:17

thanks. she said it's ok. But I have read that some components of gasoline can cross placenta and cause dna damage.

WhiteVixen Fri 07-Dec-18 18:02:12

I’d say your OB and Poison Control are going to be a heap more knowledgable than a bunch of strangers on the internet. I’d step away from Dr Google and trust their advice.

WakeUpFromYourDreamAndScream Fri 07-Dec-18 18:02:31

I'm no doctor but I would think it's prolonged exposure that poses a risk. 10-15 mins of just it being on your clothes and only a smallish amount I highly highly doubt will cause any harm to your baby. If your OB and poison control aren't concerned then you have to trust them, they are the experts. Pregnancy is a highly anxious time but please don't worry about this. thanks

HJE17 Fri 07-Dec-18 18:03:35

I agree with WhiteVixen! Plus... what could you do about it now anyway??? No sense in worrying.

Wolfiefan Fri 07-Dec-18 18:04:44

Where have you read that? Step away from the Google!
Are you a sufferer of anxiety usually?

solnechnaya Fri 07-Dec-18 19:10:31

Thanks for your replies. I try to stay away from Google but sometimes it doesn't work. Unfortunately , I lost 2 pregnancies in a row previously so now everything makes me anxious. I found some research on animals and such. So that is where I read that information. Trying to be so careful and things like that happen. Frustrating.

Wolfiefan Fri 07-Dec-18 19:18:23

Please don’t panic. I had a mmc and a mc too. And I refused to have a bath in case it was too hot or the bath soak had essential oils in. I was paranoid.
I caused neither of my losses.
If you feel overly anxious please mention it to your midwife and try to get some help from that. Good luck.

PotteringAlong Fri 07-Dec-18 19:21:10

Of course I called my ob and poison control

You say of course, but I genuinely don’t think this is something that would occur to people that they needed to do. I would talk to your midwife, but I would talk to them about your anxiety flowers

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