Pregnancy is the most beautiful stage of a woman’s life. She undergoes every possible challenge to cure her baby from anything which is harmful. She suffers pain to cure her baby. Often during pregnancy women becomes more prone to diseases and infections. She undergoes several hormonal changes and thus consequently her body attracts diseases and infections.

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Toxoplasmosis is a kind of infection which you can get from a microscopic parasite called Toxoplasma Gondi. It doesn’t hold very strong symptoms but definitely affects the child massively. It can result in child’s stillbirth, long-term structural and neurological damage, and other devastating effects.


Usually it is difficult to detect toxoplasmosis as its symptoms are very mild.

But fortunately toxoplasmosis can be cured.

  1. Fever
  2. Muscle aches
  3. Fatigue
  4. Swollen lymph glands.

Toxoplasmosis can be attracted to a pregnant woman if she intakes anything which is contaminated with parasites like,

  1. Unwashed vegetables and fruit
  2. Cat faces
  3. Soil contaminated with cat faces
  4. Unpasteurized goats’ milk and dairy products made from it.
  5. Eating infected raw meat
  6. Drinking unpasteurized milk from infected goats.

In short anything which is affected by parasites is prohibited in the pregnancy phase. It might not affect you much but your baby is at higher risk. Often when a woman gets infected with such parasitic diseases it harms not only the mother and the unborn baby but also harms the fetus for life. So make sure you don’t eat anything which you feel is slightly unhealthy. Your unborn baby should not have a hard life with problems because you didn’t care of yourself in pregnancy.

You might attract less of the parasites in the first trimester but the third trimester is very crucial for you and your baby as well. If you wish to seek more advice and a detailed in-depth knowledge about it , then contact Dr. Garima Tyagi at Shree Narayan Hospital. She is one of the best gynecologists and understands and cares about your health well.