Congrats on your wedding in July!!
They say that you should start taking folic acid at least 4 months prior to conception.
You can have blood tests to test for Toxoplasmosis. You can get that from changing cat litter even when you aren't pregnant. Basically if they do the blood test to check for antibodies against the parasite. You will only test positve for these antibodies if you have previously been exposed and infected by the parasite. The results of your blood test will show how recent the exposure and infection from it is. If you are pregnant and become infected you have a chance of passing it on to your fetus. It can cause blindness and brain damage to a fetus, therefore you should limit your exposure to cat litter.
Originally Posted by Heidi82
We are not TTC until around 1 1/2- 2 years from now. We just got married in July. In November we will have been together 4 years, living together 2 1/2 years and married 4 months. yay
Neither of us are ready yet to bring kids into this world. We go out of town almost every other weekend and we love to travel and have selfish "me time". BUT I turn 30 next summer so it's always in the back of my mind.
It's good to know what to keep in mind (the BC pills, folic acid, etc.) My OB/GYN actually told me to start taking folic acid as soon as I told her I was getting married. I guess she thought it could happen anytime accidentally?? I've been on and off the pill for 12 years. That freaks me out.
Question: Why does you have to have a blood test if you have cats and what is it for?
We have two kitties and I am the PRIMARY cleaner of the litter box LOL