The Kitty Myth

 

we all have heard it before “kitties are not allowed around pregnant ladies” well there is an explanation to that. I read this very interesting article about the case and thought I’d share the facts in it with you :)

it turns out that actually not the cat it self  is the threat but its litter ,which contains a parasite that can lead to “toxoplasmosis” : a condition that can restrict the growth of the fetus . and its a threat to your baby only if you are infected for the first time during pregnancy (you may have immunity to it if you’ve already been exposed) and you can check that by a simple test.

in fact you can actually keep the kitty and even pet it but make sure you clean your hands very well if you do so. and try to avoid exposure to litter while pregnant . let some one else change it or at least wear gloves when you do.

 

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  1. avatar Blizmo says:

    Solution: Kill all kitties! :evil:

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    avatarJune 30th, 2011 at 10:42
    Her Reply:

    :0 7aram ! I love kitties !

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  2. Interesting… My future wife will suffer from me :P (Including my current wives; my two laptops) :P

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    avatarJune 30th, 2011 at 10:44
    Her Reply:

    lol its not that dangerous you just need to be careful …and am sure your lovely laptops have antiviruses :p

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  3. yes, that’s it toxoplasmosis
    it’s really serious if you get it, affects the baby & the mother, she could lose the pregnancy & have CNS manifestations, so it’s better to be cautious

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    avatarJune 30th, 2011 at 10:50
    Her Reply:

    yea I guess over all pregnant woman should focus more on hygiene in everything

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  4. Too bad I won’t ever own a kitty coz I’m allergic to them.

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    avatarJune 30th, 2011 at 10:51
    Her Reply:

    aww ..you can have a turtle :p

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  5. I hate cats. This just proves they’re evil! :P

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  6. avatar susan says:

    it’s not that bad, i had a kitten when i was pregnant and nth happened, i’m healthy, my baby healthy and i still have a cat, ujust need to get her checked every month and give her all the vaccines she needs :P

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