A friend of mine told me he gave his cat away when they learned he and his wife were expecting a baby. He was shocked when I asked him why. The first reason he gave is that cats will sit on a baby and suffocate them, the second was the fumes from the cat box are harmful to developing lungs, and the third was because cats carry diseases that cause birth defects and even death in unborn babies.
I’ve researched Toxoplasmosis, and have found conclusive evidence that supports that cats are not a significant risk to unborn babies. There are many ways to avoid contamination from occurring from a cat, and contamination is much more likely to occur if the pregnant mother eats undercooked or raw meat or even getting the parasite from the soil.
So my question is not about the supposed risk of Toxoplasmosis, but about the other allegations he made. I’ve been trying to research it and have found nothing of the sort, although he claims that “every pregnancy book ever written” has this info.
This question is not about the supposed risk of toxoplasmosis, but about the other things my friend mentioned. I have already researched the toxoplasmosis thing.
Answer by SpasticNate
It is not likely to kill the baby but it is possible.