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|Everything you need to conduct a food safety presentation for pregnant women.|
Food Safety for Moms-to-Be
Situations: What to Do If . . .
- I haven’t been handling food carefully?
- I’m careful, but still get foodborne illness?
Those are the basic steps to take to keep you and your baby safe. Now, you may be wondering, what if . . .
- You haven’t been handling foods carefully?
Don’t worry, you and your baby are probably okay. Now you know to start following good food safety practices. But, if you do have health concerns, see your doctor or health-care provider.
- You’re careful, but still get foodborne illness?
Again, don’t worry, but see your doctor or health-care provider immediately if you experience any of the symptoms we discussed earlier — or if you may have been exposed, but you’re just not sure. If you have foodborne illness, he or she may prescribe antibiotics that are safe to use in pregnancy to get rid of your infection and prevent infection of your unborn or newborn.
And, if you become ill after eating out, also call your local health department, so they can investigate to see if there’s a serious foodborne illness outbreak in the area.