Protecting Your Pregnancy: Essential Tips for Prenatal Infection Prevention

  • Group B Strep
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Listeria
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Zika
  1. Protect against Zika Virus: Avoid travel to affected areas during pregnancy and take preventive measures if unavoidable.
  2. Hand Hygiene: Regularly wash hands after specific activities to minimize infection risks.
  3. Avoiding Unpasteurized Products: Steer clear of harmful bacteria in raw products, especially during pregnancy.
  4. Cytomegalovirus Caution: Reduce contact with saliva and urine from babies and young children.
  5. Skip Dirty Cat Litter: Delegate this task to others or take precautions to prevent Toxoplasmosis.
  6. Rodent Awareness: Eliminate exposure to rodents and their droppings.
  7. STD Testing: Get tested for STDs to protect your baby’s health.
  8. Minimize Contact with Infected Individuals: Steer clear of people with active infections.
  9. Group B Strep Awareness: Address Group B strep with a simple swab test towards the end of pregnancy.
  10. Oral Hygiene Matters: Regular dental care and proper oral hygiene can prevent certain infections.