CMV (cyto megalo virus) is a common virus. Many people have it but don’t realize it.
Adults are most likely to catch CMV from young children.
If you catch CMV while pregnant, it could be dangerous to your unborn baby.
All pregnant women who care for young children should know about CMV.
If you’re pregnant and around young children, be especially careful.
Here are simple steps you can take to lower your risk.
Avoid putting things in your mouth after they’ve been in a child’s mouth.
• Drinking cups
Use two sets of plates, cups, and utensils—one for you and one for the child.
Kiss children on the forehead or cheek instead of the lips.
Show love with hugs and cuddles!
Wash your hands after touching a child’s urine, saliva, mucus, or
other body fluids.
Keep hand sanitizer nearby when you can’t wash your hands.
The more steps you can take to avoid CMV, the better you can protect your unborn baby!