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Health Tip: Ward Off Infections During Pregnancy
Suggestions to protect yourself

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Infections can be a serious threat to pregnant women and their fetuses.

To help ward off infections while you're pregnant, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises:

  • Wash your hands frequently, particularly when you've been around children. Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Cook meat thoroughly, and skip foods made from raw milk
  • Talk to your doctor about checking for group B streptococcus, and testing for sexually transmitted infections. Ask about any vaccinations you should get during pregnancy.
  • Protect yourself from insect bites, which may transmit disease. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and insect repellent.
  • Avoid contact with used cat litter, turtles, lizards, rodents or droppings from any of these animals.
  • Talk to your doctor about any vitamins you should take, and the appropriate doses.

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