Q & A: Does Mold Affect Pregnancy?
The Effects of Mold on Pregnancy
A reader asked the following question:
We live a house built in the 80’s. I am pregnant, so it’s harder to ignore the smell of mold. I am worried that this will be potentially harmful to my family. Would I be wasting my time with household kits? Should I call someone to come asap?
Mold Affects Pregnancy
The questions concerning mold and pregnancy have been circulating for years. Unfortunately, not a whole lot of time and research has gone into the topic. However, based upon experiences women have had, I would recommend getting as far away from the mold issue as possible while you are pregnant.
Mold is never good to breathe and can cause harmful side affects to the mother and the rest of the family living in the home. Many women have reported birth defects and miscarriage in their unborn child after having severe exposure to mold during their pregnancy.
Whether there is a definite relationship between mold and these problems, there is no conclusive answer. To be safe though, definitely get away from the mold altogether, or have a reputable professional come and deal with the problem.
Do not as a pregnant woman, attempt to remove the mold yourself. The least amount of exposure you have, the better.
To read more information and the experiences of women who have dealt with this issue read Mold & Pregnancy.
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