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Can Pregnant Women Be Around Mold
Are you sure?: Are you certain this is what the doctor said? In over 20 years I have never ever heard this term before. Ask your doctor to explain, good wishes to you. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I'm pregnant , & I drank a capri sun with some mold in it ! I think it was mold .. will my baby be okay??
Most likely your: baby will be fine. If you become ill seek medical attention. Take care. ...Read more
Im 27weeks pregnant nd the person were living with doesnt wash the dishes and mold grows in them is it safe for me to wash them?
To be safe: I would wear gloves to clean the dishes and then wash the dishes before molding. ...Read more
I am 14wks pregnant and just found out that we have bad black mold in our home.Can this have any affect on my unborn baby?What should I do?Concerned
Black Mold: The term "toxic mold" is not accurate. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. People with allergies may be more sensitive to molds. People with immune suppression or underlying lung disease are more susceptible to fungal infections. http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm#q1. ...Read more
My house has mold in the bathroom and it seems to got in all the pipes in the house. MY wife is 5 months pregnant and just drunk water out the faucet.
While mold can be...: particularly dangerous to an unborn child or infant, it's unhealthy for everyone in your home. Drinking bottled (or at least boiled) wateris a good idea, but note that mold spores usually enter the body thru breathing. Your entire plumbing system needs to be inspected, treated, re-plumbed--whatever it takes to clean it up. If you're renting, it's your landlord's responsible. Don't delay! ...Read more
I ate a few strawberries and didn't know until after the fact they may have had mold on them. I'm almost 8 weeks pregnant will it harm us the baby & i?
Quite unlikely: Eating food with mold is quite unlikely to cause a problem for you and it won't for your baby. ...Read more
Most likely no worry: A healthy stomach will take care of it and you need not to worry about it. ...Read more
Better be safe: Bread mold represents a common fungus and those white spots contains millions of fungal spores. Though eating moldy bread doesn’t usually cause any problems, there are reported cases where ingestion has caused allergic reactions, vomiting, diarrhea and rarely something more serious. Given your pregnancy, it’s better to avoid it. ...Read more
I'm 11 weeks pregnant. I accidentally ate a muffin that I found out had mold in it. Can this do harm?
No: It's fine. No harm will come to you or your baby. There are some molds that can be harmful because they can form toxins. Bread mold is not one of them. We all have eaten far more bread mold unintentionally than we are aware of. ...Read more
Found black mold in stainless steel water bottle today. Usually just rinse with hot water. Pregnant and used bottle for 2 yrs. Problem?
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