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Tips for Gardening During Pregnancy

June 5, 2018

Here are some pregnancy and garden safety precautions to help keep you and your unborn child safe in the garden: 

  • Stay indoors while chemicals are sprayed in the garden. Sprays form a fine aerosol that floats on a breeze, so it isn’t safe to be outdoors, even if you stand at a distance. Wait for the chemicals to dry before returning to the garden. 
  • Whenever possible, use integrated pest management (IPM), which encourages the use of non-chemical methods to control garden insects and diseases. When sprays are absolutely necessary, use the least toxic option. 
  • Keep cats out of the garden as much as possible, and always assume that the soil is contaminated with toxoplasmosis. 
  • Wear gloves, long sleeves and long pants in the garden to avoid exposure to contaminated soil and chemicals. Take care not to touch your face, eyes or mouth with dirty sleeves or gloves. 
  • Wash all produce thoroughly before eating it.
  • Leave spraying and heavy lifting for someone else.

Source: Gardening Know How

 

 

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