Toxoplasmosis Risk in Pregnancy

The Toxoplasmosis is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, and can be acquired by ingestion of food and / or contaminated, from undercooked or raw meat, especially pork.

Toxoplasmosis Risk in Pregnancy

Most women develop immunity to toxoplasmosis throughout their lives. Toxoplasmosis is very dangerous for pregnant women because it can be transmitted from the mother to the fetus and can cause brain damage (hydrocephalus, microcephaly, cerebral calcifications and mental retardation) and ocular (blindness).

It is important that the pregnant woman does a blood test to see if she is immune or not to the parasite, it is best to do this test before you even get pregnant.

Symptoms of toxoplasmosis

Symptoms vary greatly, in adults they may include swollen glands in the neck, headaches, muscle aches, fatigue and fever, but it may happen that there are no symptoms.

In most women acquired toxoplasmosis in pregnancy causes no symptoms.

Caring for pregnancy

Wash hands thoroughly before and after preparing food.

Wash thoroughly vegetables and fruits before eating, all foods that are not cooked should be well washed.

Care in the preparation of food, the knife and other utensils used in the preparation of food, should be washed at all times.

Outside the home avoid eating unprocessed salty foods.

Wash your hands thoroughly after touching the cat litter box;

Avoid contact with cat feces, ideally use disposable gloves.

If on earth, wear gloves to protect from contaminated soil;

Avoid contact with stray cats.

Avoid eating undercooked meat, raw eggs, poorly washed vegetables and unpeeled fruits

Do not drink unpasteurized milk.

Foods at Risk for Toxoplasmosis

Raw or underdone meat.

Uncooked meats like bacon, ham, ham and mortadella.
Unpasteurized cheeses and yogurts.

Sushi, sashimi.

Homemade egg and mayonnaise.

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