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Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Prevent Infections During Pregnancy

Prevent Infections During Pregnancy

Learn how to help prevent infections in pregnancy and help keep you and your unborn baby safe.

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Try not to share forks, cups, and food with young children.
  • Cook your meat until it’s well done.
  • Avoid unpasteurized (raw) milk and foods from raw milk.
  • Do not touch or change dirty cat litter.
  • Stay away from wild or pet rodents and their droppings.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse about vaccinations, group B strep, and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Avoid people who have an infection, such as chickenpox or rubella, if you have not yet had it yourself or did not have the vaccine before pregnancy.

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