Infections during pregnancy can be harmful to both you and your baby. Timely preventive measures help improve chances of having a healthy baby.
Here are a few things you can do to prevent certain infections:
Maintain good hygiene –
Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly to protect yourself and your baby. Regularly washing your hands, especially before and after any activity, is one of the best ways to eliminate germs, avoid getting sick and prevent infections. In case soap or running water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand gel.
Avoid unpasteurized (raw) milk and products made from it –
Avoid consuming soft cheeses unless they have labels that say they are pasteurized. Unpasteurized products contain harmful bacteria that can cause infections during pregnancy. Make sure you read the food labels before you buy any product.