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Worried about carbon monoxide exposure - experiences?

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Hulahoop32 Wed 03-Jun-20 17:03:14

Hi all,

I’ve just had a positive pregnancy test so I’m around 4 weeks pregnant and we are over the moon. Please forgive me if this sounds daft but the boiler flue is directly outside my front door, and when myself and DH arrived home earlier the heating was on which meant a cloud of carbon monoxide was spat out of it and directly into our faces. It smelled strongly of gas and knocked me sick. I came inside and have been sat here worrying since. I’ve convinced myself that this will have affected my baby - DH has tried to reassure me but I could really do with hearing some other people’s experiences of this or something similar?
With me only being quite early still I just can’t talk myself out of thinking something is going to go wrong now. Thanks x

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dementedpixie Wed 03-Jun-20 17:06:02

It wont be carbon monoxide if it had a smell as its odourless. A one off blast to your face is not going to affect your baby

OakleyStreetisnotinChelsea Wed 03-Jun-20 17:09:16

It will only be CO if your boiler is dodgy and not combusting fuel properly. CO does not smell, it is odorless.

If you have anything that combusts fuel in your house such as a boiler, wood burner etc then you should have a CO detector.

However, even if it was a 1 off will not harm your baby.

Bienentrinkwasser Wed 03-Jun-20 19:21:38

As others have said, it’s unlikely you’ve been exposed to much CO. Remember that people smoke throughout their pregnancies too and do usually (although sadly not always) go on to have healthy babies.

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