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Early pregnancy, love to garden. Any precautions?
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Michael Erickson
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In brief: Saftey
There are many bacteria and parasites that reside in soil.
Toxoplasma gondii is dangerous secondary to its ability to cross the placenta. If you continue to garden make sure you stay away from any animal feces as well as wear protective equipment to prevent punctures from roses and open wounds that might become exposed to soil. You will be able to garden and have a healthy baby, just be cautious.

In brief: Saftey
There are many bacteria and parasites that reside in soil.
Toxoplasma gondii is dangerous secondary to its ability to cross the placenta. If you continue to garden make sure you stay away from any animal feces as well as wear protective equipment to prevent punctures from roses and open wounds that might become exposed to soil. You will be able to garden and have a healthy baby, just be cautious.
Michael Erickson
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