To protect yourself from acquiring toxoplasmosis during your pregnancy, you should ask your provider for a blood test to see if you have already developed immunity to the illness. Make sure to use gloves when handling kitty litter or gardening, and then wash your hands with soap and water – or plead with your husband to do these tasks. Also, carefully wash fruits and vegetables and thoroughly cook meats to avoid other means of getting toxoplasmosis.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.