Are cats a danger to pregnant women and newborns?
A. Cats pose no problems for pregnant women, although it s best to have someone else clean the litter box to avoid coming into contact with any parasites. As for newborns, cats are not inherently a danger, although they do like to curl up next to something that s soft, warm and smells like milk! So, if your cat is a cuddlier, be there to supervise both cat and baby together. Installing a screen door on a nursery will allow you to hear your baby cry but will keep the cat outside the room. You can also place a net over the playpen, crib and stroller to keep curious cats of baby s things.