So you’re blessed with a baby growing in you and it’s time to throw the family pet? Come on now, that dog could just be the thing that saves you as we are told by countless stories of people being rescued by their pets when home disasters strike.
Dog are safe for you and your little developing baby. Be concerned over big dogs as they might jump on your stomach. But that’s still no reason to get rid of them. Perhaps you can have someone take them in until you deliver, if you’re still undecided about it.
So Mom told you to leave the cat in a deserted corner of the street and scoot? Well, she is just merely concerned over toxoplasmosis which is a parasite infection that can be transmitted by cats.
Toxoplasmosis can cause premature delivery birth defects in children. Toxoplasmosis is spread from the feces of the cat and it can latch on to you when you are cleaning out the litter box. You don’t have to abandon the poor kitty because of this! Like the dog, perhaps somebody could take in your cat till you deliver.
People will continue to dole out things you shouldn’t do while being pregnant and some with too much time on their hands might even write a list (and laminate it!) but always check with your doctor as some of those things on the list could be just plain silly paranoia bits passed down from one generation to the next!