Significant exposure to pesticides is a concern for adults, children and particularly expectant mothers. Garden insects, fleas, mosquitoes, ants and cockroaches are just some of the reasons that women commonly spray pesticides around their


home. Pesticides and insecticides contain chemicals that are used to attack the nervous system of the insects and cause them to die. Research From Duke University also said that chemicals can have an adverse effect on our nervous system as well.

During the first trimester of pregnancy, the nervous system is rapidly developing in your baby, so you definitely want to avoid any type of contact with pesticides during this time.