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If I'm pregnant, how can I protect my unborn baby from an infection?

The best way to keep an unborn baby safe from infections is for a pregnant woman to wash her hands often, especially after using the bathroom; touching raw meat, uncooked eggs or unwashed vegetables; handling pets; gardening; or caring for small children.

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