20The Doctor's Office
We’re starting this list off with the one place you’ll most definitely visit quite a number of times during your pregnancy – your doctor’s office. This may come as a surprise to many people but the truth is – you can easily pick up all sorts of viruses while waiting
to see the doctor.
Medical Daily explains that “Sterile waiting rooms and stale hallways do little to prevent bacteria from spreading between vulnerable patients and hospital staff. And without separate examination rooms for well patients and sick patients, people may enter with the sniffles and leave with something more serious”.
To deal with this, Web MD advises that you “try to avoid arms of chairs, faucet handles, etc.”. You will also need to wash your hands before and after the appointments and avoid touching or rubbing your eyes and nose as this can quickly make whatever you may have picked up, enter your body.