Q. 18 weeks pregnant woman used spray pesticide. Is it harmful for the baby?

Answered by
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
Published on Jun 16, 2019

Hello doctor,

My wife is around 18 weeks pregnant and, she started to spray pesticides inside our home. I am concerned that this might harm our developing baby. Please advise.

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Definitely pesticides of any category are harmful. If it can damage the pests, then that will be harmful to the baby. But we humans are bigger in size and damage is not significant, unless sprayed daily for many days, for a long time and directly onto the face. By 18 weeks, the baby is fully formed, so there cannot be any significant damage or long term effects on the baby.

To be on a safer side better to avoid your exposure to pesticides. Do not worry, and your baby will be ok now. I hope I have clarified your query, do write back if any more questions and for your feedback.


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