Messing around with a mother’s DNA or the DNA of her baby is one of the things that can lead to a miscarriage and birth defects. DNA tells the baby AND the mother “when to do what". Need a leg? Then you need some specific event at some specific time. If the part of the DNA that controls legs is either damaged or altered by some environmental chemical, the leg won’t be there. And you can’t add it later. It can only develop at one very specific time.
Some mold toxins interfere with the hormones that regulate the various steps of pregnancy. Hormones tell the baby when to add what body parts. They tell mom when to pass on timely materials to the placenta, for example.
Ask any OB/GYN how many different stages mom and baby have to go through and he/she will tell you that they don’t know. From conception to delivery probably a billion things have to happen on schedule for a good birthing process. Interfere with just one step and you run the risk of miscarriage or birth defect.
One example of a chemical stopping the development of a leg or arm is the famous thalidomide problem. In the 1950’s Thalidomide (Thalomid) was a heavily prescribed anti-anxiety medication. Pregnancy contributes a lot of anxiety to women so it only made sense to prescribe Thalomid. The effects were horrible. Legs and arms were missing or underdeveloped. I saw a man on TV who played the guitar for the Pope. But he played the guitar with his toes because he had no hands or even arms.
Even if your baby doesn’t have a major problem like these, there can be deformities that aren’t visible but still dangerous.
Mold toxins are noted for interfering with biological processes.
Zearalenone – This is a mold toxin created by several types of mold. This toxin mimics estrogen. By mimic we mean it acts like estrogen. If enough of these toxins are floating around inside the bloodstream, the body will be very, very confused. As you well know the estrogen is very important in the processes of getting pregnant and carrying a baby to term. If the amounts are off before pregnancy the woman can be infertile. If the amounts are off after conception the baby can miscarry.