Pregnancy Question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by meant2bemommie, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. meant2bemommie

    meant2bemommie Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I am 11 weeks pregnant. Should I be concerned with anything?

    the only thing I have ever had concerns with was cat litter and my husband does that duty. So I was just wondering if there was anything with the chickens...
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008
  2. Congradulations!

    Feel free to kiss your chickens right on their lips any time in the next 6.25 months. There is no conflict with chicken care and pregnancy that I have ever found in research. Of course all things that go with good health, like keeping your chickens clean and such still apply, and avoid heavy lifting for any reason in pregnancy so have hubby help with that part of coop cleaning. But most of all enjoy the birdies!
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Don't forget to wash your hands.

    Congrats to you!!
  4. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Congrats! I don't think the chickens can hurt your baby, just don't eat any chicken raw.[​IMG]
  5. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    Congratulations!! How exciting!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA

    I was under the impression that if you had an outside cat before you got pregnant and regularly cleaned that litter box then you would already be exposed to toxoplasmosis and shouldn't have to worry about it.

    If your cat is indoor only, and you have no mice in the home, then it is also not a problem.

    Ask your Doctor next time you go in and like everyone said just be conscious of washing your hands well.
  7. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    "Pregnant people should be excused from all the messy & strenuous chicken chores for the duration of their pregnancy and several years afterwards if they can get away with it!"

    There, now you can tell your husband that you "read this somewhere" and just to be safe you should abide by this. Here's another one:

    "Pregnant people should also be excused from cleaning bathrooms and carrying heavy grocery bags into the house."

    Let me know if you need more of these excuses, I can get you out of gym class too. The doctor is "in".

    Congratulations, broody mama, have a happy & worry-free set!
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Nope. Wash your hands. Stay active (which is to say, you may not oughta make DH do all the coop cleaning... ;P). Ignore the books that tell you to worry about every little thing even if the risks are smaller than your chance of being killed by a falling vending machine. Enjoy your pregnancy (hah, I personally HATED being pregnant and felt like living h*ll for nine months both times, but you know what, I miss it [​IMG], so seriously, enjoy and appreciate it [​IMG])


  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Congrats on the pregnancy. Praying you have a happy and healthy one. [​IMG]
  10. Quote:Ain't that the truth! Made me laugh reading this but it's so true, if you took every 'risk' warning you would drive yourself crazy. Get numbers on the risk and compare it to something real life, like walking on the sidewalk, or past a vending machine.

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