2. Avoid High-Risk Areas
Vaccines play a significant role in protecting new mothers and their unborn children against infection from dangerous viruses and bacteria. However, the best preventative strategy available to pregnant women concerned with their unborn child developing CP is to avoid these high-risk areas altogether.
High-risk areas for contracting diseases may include regions of the world where sanitation is poor, resulting in outbreaks of third-world illnesses that are uncommon in developed countries, such as the United States.
The CDC lists all of the high-risk areas in the world for contracting diseases. Regions such as the Caribbean and South America are notorious for zika outbreaks, and emerging economies may also struggle with providing adequate healthcare to their citizens, resulting in epidemics of disease.
By avoiding high-risk areas, there is less chance that pregnant mothers will experience an infection. Diseases like hepatitis and zika virus are preventable and avoidable, as long as the expectant mothers take caution with traveling while pregnant.