If you're heading outdoors, especially during dawn or dusk, remember to protect yourself against insect bites.

The Environmental Working Group offers these tips:


Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to keep bugs away.
You may want to use a DEET or Picaridin insect repellent.

But avoid using insect repellent excessively during pregnancy.
Avoid using oil of lemon eucalyptus or PMD during pregnancy.
Wash hands after applying insect repellent, and wash the repellent off when you come inside.

-- Diana Kohnle