Pets and pregnancy.

You love your Pets, but recently learned that you are pregnant, or you plan the pregnancy, but are already a pet owner, one way or another, there are some things you need to keep in mind to create a safe environment our future child.

Pregnancy and dog.

In General, dogs do not pose any risk to your health and the health of your unborn baby while you are pregnant. If you have a large dog, it is better not to let her jump on your belly when you lie or sit in a chair.

The second concern relates to the time when the baby is born. Small children are the most frequent victims of dog bites.

Here are some useful tips that will help to create a safer environment for you, your child and your dog:

Think about the habits of your dog that may create a problem for the future of the child and try to get rid of them before the birth.

Start training your dog the difference between her toys and baby toys.

Your dog may start you be jealous if your attention will be focused on the child. Don’t forget your pet and try to pay some attention to your dog too. Turn your pet into the game with the child.

Always monitor your child when obshenii dog.

Never leave your dog alone with a child.

Pregnancy and cat.

Transmission of an infection called toxoplasmosis is the main danger associated with cats. The threat comes from contact with cat feces. Cats, people walking on the street, often are carriers of toxoplasmosis than cats that are kept strictly indoors.

If the woman has had immunity to toxoplasmosis before pregnancy, the child is safe. Some women who kept cats for a long time, become immune to this disease.

If the mother gets infected between weeks 10-24, the risk of serious problems for the newborn is about 5-6%. Consequences for the child may include: premature birth, low birth weight, fever, jaundice, abnormalities of the retina, mental retardation, abnormal head size, convulsions.

At the 3rd trimester the fetus has an increased risk of infection, but the risk of damage to the fetus is reduced because most of the important events already happened.

Exposure to cat feces most likely when changing or cleaning the tray. It is best during pregnancy to trust this process to another person, because even dust can cause contact.

Here are some useful tips to help you avoid hazards during pregnancy:

If you own a cat or cats and are planning to get pregnant, it would be useful to check your immunity to toxoplasmosis. All you need to do is get a blood test.

If you need to do something in the garden, where you can walk a cat, always wear gloves.

Do not change the cat tray yourself, ask someone to do it for you.

Do not leave your child alone with the cat unsupervised.

Tell your doctor that you are the owner of a cat or cats. If you are infected and pregnant, the treatment to reduce the likelihood of infecting the baby.

Pregnancy and exotic animals.

Lizards, iguanas, turtles, frogs, snakes, other reptiles and amphibians of unusual Pets, but they create risk for you and your child’s development. Contact with feces of these animals, direct or indirect, can lead to infection with Salmonella, which has a negative impact on pregnancy.

The risk of transmission of bacterial infection Salmonella is a serious problem for children under the age of five years. Their immune system is still developing, and possible contact with feces of exotic animals puts child health at risk. Unfortunately, the safest way for your child to remove reptiles and amphibians from the house up until your child reaches the age of five.

If you prefer to keep exotic pitomtsev, you can use a few helpful tips for creating a safer environment for you and your child:

Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after any treatment of exotic animals and their cage.

Avoid the presence of reptiles and amphibians, in the kitchen or near food.

Do not use the kitchen sink for bathing reptile or cleaning the cage. Ideally, the cage should be cleaned outdoors, however, if you select the bath, then disinfect it.

Do not allow a minor child to a world of exotic animals and their cage.

Do not allow exotic animals to freely roam the house.

Pregnancy and poultry.

If your bird is healthy, everything should be good for you and your child. Birds can transmit Campylobacter, Salmonella, chlamydia, and some protozoal infection that can be contagious to humans. Show your bird to the veterinarian to determine the health of your birds.

Some birds, like cockatoos, quite dirty. Air filtration in your home can help remove dust and dander from the air.

Some useful tips for creating a safe environment during pregnancy:

Tell your doctor that you are pregnant, and what you have in your house poultry.

Show the bird to the vet for a health exam; tell the vet that you are pregnant.

Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after any contact with the bird or its cage.

Avoid cleaning the cage, ask to do it someone for you.

Pay attention to the safety of the birds: keep the powder for kids, lotions, aerosols and dirty diapers, out of reach of birds, since they can harm her.