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Does anyone know if having a cat during your pregnancy is bad?

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Asked by Mayraale01 at 4:37 PM on Jul. 9, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Is it a *nice* kitty?

    Is it a new, outdoor kitty?
    An indoor cat?

    Answer by doulala at 4:38 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • The only thing I've heard is that you are not supposed to change the cat litter.

    Answer by Kword at 4:39 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • its fine.. as long as you dont change the litter.. the stuff in it isnt good.

    Answer by chrstny88 at 4:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • You can have the cat, just do NOT clean the litter box. Also, if there are stray cats in your neighborhood, do not garden. This can cause Toxoplasmosis is an infection you can get from a microscopic parasite that can be in cat feces. Normally, this parasite might make a person only mildly ill, but it can make a baby very ill.

    Answer by layh41407 at 4:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Yeah as long as your not changing the litter then why would it be bad?

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 4:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Just avoid the litter box. I had 3 cats during my pregnancy! As long as you practice good hygiene it should not be an issue.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:41 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • It's not having the cat, so much as cleaning the litter box that is bad. You, and your unborn baby, could get toxoplasmosis. Can you get someone else to clean the litter box for you?

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    Answer by eimat at 4:42 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • It is, but it isnt! You can get toxoplasmosis from it.... Is it an indoor only cat?? If so it's rare that an indoor only cat carries the disease, but it's possible... If it's an indoor/out door cat, fresh little every day & try to have someone else change the litter! It will greatly reduce the risk, but it wont go away because you'll be touching the cat still... Best of luck.

    Answer by something_ at 4:46 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • Avoid the litter, that's all!

    Answer by ConnorsMommy521 at 4:57 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

  • well my daughter is expecting a baby on the 25th of this month and she has be around 3 cats in our home and she checks out fine everytime she sees her dr.... ....

    Answer by tinygirl336 at 5:30 PM on Jul. 9, 2011

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