If You Are Pregnant You Must Stay Away From Cat Litter

By James Litterman

There are many different things that your doctor should advise you not to do while you are pregnant, this is to ensure the safety of your unborn child and you. One of the most major however, and that they want you to take in all seriousness, is to keep away from cat litter while you are pregnant.

The reason that your doctor will ask you to stay away from the cat litter box while you are pregnant is because cat feces can carry a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, this infection could be potentially life threatening for your developing baby, but not for you.

So while you a pregnant you are going to want somebody else to clean your cat litter box. Although the odds of you catching toxoplasmosis during pregnancy are quite low, but of course in this case it is much better to be safe than sorry, this is the main reason why doctors recommend that you do not go near cat litter while is are pregnant.

Some Other Tips

There is a some other things that you need to avoid as well whilst you are pregnant, as well as cat litter. As everybody knows, smoking is very bad, but never more so than when you are pregnant.

Smoking during pregnancy will do much more harm to your unborn baby than it will to you, even if you were a smoker before you got pregnant, you need cut back as much as possible or hopefully quit entirely, in order to guarantee the best health of your child.

Smoking is a major health problem, but at least if you do it when you are not pregnant you will not have to worry about harming your unborn child. The more that a woman smokes while she is pregnant, the greater chance that she has of having a low-birthweight child. This can greatly affect the health of the baby, and particularly if they are premature they may not be able to make it through.

Research suggests that any woman who smokes at anytime during the month before pregnancy to the end of the first trimester are more likely to have a child with birth defects.

I hope you will see from this, keeping away from cat litter and other things that are going to be possibly unsafe to your developing baby is really important, and will ensure that they stay in the best possible health. - 30525

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