It is essential that you take care when preparing foods and avoid doing certain things when pregnant. This is due to your babys immune system not being sufficiently developed to fight any infection you may pass to it whilst within the womb. It is believed that a females immune system may not function at its peak during pregnancy so it is essential that all necessary precautions are taken
It is essential that if you have a pet that every time you come into contact with them you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.Pets can pass on harmful bacteria that may be present in their faeces. You may inadvertently become infected with this by touching your mouth or other part of the body and this may in turn infect your unborn child.
Cats are of particular importance due to toxoplasmosis found within their faeces. If you have a cat that uses a litter tray it is important that someone else carries out this task or if this is not possible then you should wear rubber gloves and a face mask to prevent any bacteria being passed. This also applies to gardening where faecal matter can be found in the soil. Again, wear gloves and wash your hands as soon as possible...