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Buy No-VOC paint. Problem solved. Most major stores sell them now.
calex33:If you are using regular paint, no, you should not be exposed to the fumes. However, there is a type of paint that you can buy (not sure of the name) that is safe to use while pregnant. I know it costs more than regular paint, though.
Not all of it does. Avoid Home Depot- they overcharge and have no color selection. Lowe's runs about the same price and huge color selection. Sherwin Williams has them as well- no major price difference.
My doctor said regular latex was fine, just wear gloves.
Honestly, I barely notice an odour from latex.
We painted our living room back in April before I was pregnant and used Valspar from Lowes...it's marked as odor/fume free or something like that. It didn't smell nearly as bad as the Behr we used when we first moved in a few years ago. I'm letting DH and MIL paint the nursery sometime this fall with the windows open and exhaust fan on!