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Prenatal Infection Prevention Resources & Downloads

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Know how to help prevent some of the most common prenatal infections!

Q: What do lunch meat and kitty litter have to do with pregnancy?

A: Precautions during pregnancy!

Avoid eating lunch meat unless steaming hot just before serving and have someone else change your cat’s litter box!

#PreventPrenatalInfections #Listeriosis #Toxoplasmosis

Find out more behaviors to help protect your unborn baby in our Prenatal Infection Prevention handout using the word “HYGIENE” to help you make these behaviors routine! 

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Downloadable  8 1/2″ x 11″ Prenatal Infection Prevention poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloadable 8 1/2″ x 11″ Prenatal Infection Prevention poster and companion handout, perfect for posting on bulletin boards!

 

 

 

 

Fun for children! Teach your children how to set the table (washing their hands first to prevent the spread of germs!) with a downloadable placemat for them to color.  CMV and GBS prevention info is on the back for parents and caregivers!

 

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month with Dr. Jamie McGregor — “Doctors of the USA welcomes Dr. Jamie McGregor, a retired Ob/Gyn/infectious disease specialist on the Group B Strep International board, an internationally known clinician and expert consultant, to talk about the epidemiology of GBS. Listen in as he shares how it can be prevented and the treatment options available.”PowerPoint presentation by GBSI, “Advocating for Your Unborn Child during Pregnancy and Beyond — Know How to Help Protect Your Baby from Infection.

Many types of prenatal infections can be prevented with healthy pregnancy habits remembered by using the mnemonic "HYGIENE"

 Behavior:To Help Avoid:
HHandwashing helps!Listeria monocytogenes
Enteropathogens such as E.coli and Salmonella ssp.
Toxoplasma gondii
Enteroviruses
Influenza (flu)
YYes to early prenatal care
(dental care, too!) and
screenings including a
urine culture for GBS and
other bacteria
Group B strep (GBS)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1-6
Hepatitis A, B, C
Severe periodontal disease
GGood food: safe selection/
preparation
Listeria monocytogenes
Enteropathogens
Toxogenic E. coli


IImmunizationsInfluenza (flu)
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis also known as whooping cough ("Tdap" vaccine)
EEvade others' bodily fluidsHerpes (HSV) 1 and 2
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Syphilis
Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Ebola
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Hepatitis viruses
Influenza (flu)
Fifth disease (HPV B-19)

NNo to unnecessary invasive
procedures
Vaginal/cervical infections
Chorioamnionitis
EEnvironmental precautions:

Avoid being bitten by
mosquitoes by using CDC-
recommended and EPA-
approved repellants as well
as using mosquito netting
when sleeping outside or in
a room that is not well-screened

Avoid ticks by walking in the
center of trails

Avoid contact with rodents,
including pet hamsters and
guinea pigs




Malaria
Malaria-like infections
Dengue
West Nile virus
Chikungunya virus
Zika virus



Lyme disease
Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV)




Video by Dr. James A. McGregor, “Ultrasound Illustration of the Functional Connectedness of the Lower and Upper Reproductive Tracts.

The ultrasound clips in this footage illustrate how active uterine transport, also known as “up-suck”, can help infectious microorganisms cross the mouth of the womb and even intact membranes.  This is significant as it demonstrates how invasive procedures such as membrane stripping can transport infectious microorganisms into the lower uterine segment potentially causing intrauterine infection and death in unborn babies.

PowerPoint presentation by GBSI, “Key Subtitles for Ultrasound Illustration of the Functional Connectedness of the Lower and Upper Reproductive Tracts.
These slides have key subtitles for the ultrasound clips in the above video for those unfamiliar with uterine ultrasounds.

Understand the role of vaginal health in prenatal infection prevention:

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