DH and I recently stopped using condoms (we have no kids yet). Strictly speaking, I am one week from expecting AF, and thus *could* be pregnant. Today, as I write, contractors are replacing our windows upstairs. It only occurred to me after they started that I could be pregnant, and that the paint dust from removing the old windows and drilling into the frames is certainly full of lead. (We had it tested.)
After having this thought I ran downstairs, and here I am, thinking "How am I going to clean up the dust," "Does washing fabric take the lead dust out?", "Should I hide down here until they're completely done, or thoroughly inspect their work before they seal everything up?"
This is quite an odd predicament. I'm statistically unlikely to be pregnant, but I can't just disregard the possibility given how very low levels of lead exposure can harm a fetus.
I'm not really sure what I'm asking, I guess I just wanted to share, or get reactions and thoughts from a mom community. I guess I also can't talk to anyone I know about it, since DH and I aren't really acknowledging to anyone that we're TTC. (This is the first forum of its kind I've signed up for. I've been reading a bunch as I'd like a home birth, but nothing in-depth yet...since I haven't even gone through one cycle!)