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.