- Exposure to x-rays can slow your baby's growth and cause other problems.
- Workplace, household and garden chemicals that are easily breathed in are especially dangerous; these would include fumes from paint, cleaning fluids and varnish.
- Lead, which can be found in lead paint, lead crystal, tap water and certain traditional remedies, can be breathed in or swallowed.
- Soiled cat litter can spread a disease which can cause birth defects. You will want to avoid changing the litter box during pregnancy.
- Rodents (mice, rats, hamsters) can also spread a disease that may cause birth defects.
- Hot tubs and saunas have excessive heat that can damage your baby's growing brain and spinal cord.
- Family violence, especially physical abuse can harm you and your baby.
What are some hazards pregnant women should watch out for?
Submitted by sswcadmin on Sun, 07/03/2016 - 02:11