I am 5 months pregnant I just had a

Patient : I am 5 months pregnant. I just had a salmon dinner, of which I fed my two cats a bite and they licked my fingers. Without washing, I may have licked my fingers or touched my food again, but washed them as soon as I remembered. Should I be concerned about toxoplasmosis and infecting my baby?
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for the query. There is a small chance that you can contract the infection from the cat, however, it i s unlikely to affect your baby as it has completed 5 months of pregnancy. However, it is recommended that you consult a gynecologist for a second opinion and get a toxoplasma IGg and IGM antibody test done to rule out the chances. If IGM is very high you may need medications to prevent infection to the baby and have a safe pregnancy. Hope this helped. Regards

Related Q&A

Q: Insulin does not cross the placenta but glucose does, how will the baby’s body handle elevated glucose in the m...

Q: Is it possible to get pregnant while on the implanon? And if so, would the fetus survive or would it die with the imp...

Q: I have been on BCP for a while..It it normal to still breakthrough bleed? The blood is dark red to brown what can I d...

Q: My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and nothing seems to be happening. We have kids already but we want to ha...

Q: Is it possible to be pregnant an still see my monthly periods



Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon