Is it necessary to get rid of my cat when I get pregnant for my own and my unborn baby''s safety?

The only risk to you from pets such as your cat is of a parasitic infection called toxoplasmosis. This can cross the placental and damage the unborn baby, but the infection is extremely rare. If you''ve had cat for some years, you may already be immune to toxoplasma, and it is possible to check this before you get pregnant. If you''re not, you should take simple precautions such as wearing gloves when handling cat litter and keeping house cats away from food preparation areas.
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