Black mold effects & pregnancy

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Strachybotrys chartarum know as black mould, is a slimy, black substance that usually grows where it is dark and damp. Black mould exposure during pregnancy may cause harm to the developing foetus.

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Birth Defects

Black mould exposure to the foetus can cause birth defects such as paralysis due to spina bifida.

Fetal Development Problems

Exposure to black mould during pregnancy can lead to issues with fetal development. The foetus may not develop at the rate that corresponds to the gestational weeks of pregnancy.


Miscarriages have been linked to black mould exposure during a woman's pregnancy. A miscarriage occurs when a foetus is expelled from the body before it is viable outside of the womb.


Black mould exposure can cause negative health problems in the pregnant woman as well. These include nose bleeds and abdominal pain.


There is limited research on what the effects of black mould exposure to the foetus are during pregnancy. There may be more negative side effects to the foetus that haven't been determined yet.

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