Poison Prevention for Pregnant Women

Poison Prevention Tips

  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm in every sleeping area of your home. Keep appliances, furnaces, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves in good repair. Carbon monoxide poisoning is especially dangerous for the fetus.
  • Take ONLY medicines approved by your health care provider. Whether prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, herbals or botanicals, or supplements, ask first!
  • Discuss with your health care provider whether you should be screened for lead poisoning.
  • If your home requires renovations, learn beforehand if there is lead in the paint or plaster.
  • Avoid antique cribs and toys that may contain lead (or otherwise fail to meet current safety standards).
  • Discuss food safety with your health provider:
    • Avoid fish with high levels of mercury.
    • Avoid soft cheeses and deli meats that could be contaminated with Listeria.


CALL 1-800-222-1222

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