I understand your concern. I share them as we have a cat also and my husband is away for sometimes weeks at a time and I have to change the litter. When i change it, I wear surgical gloves until I've finished cleaning the tray and remove them right before i wash my hands with antibacterial soap after. But yes - their paws and so on..... From what I understand, you can have a blood test to check for antibodies if you are super concerned. Also, if you have lived with cats all your life (which I have) you have more than likely already been exposed prior to becoming pregnant and are already carrying antibodies so it's unlikely to be a problem for you or your baby now. But have a blood test anyway just to be sure. Cheers to a safe and happy pregnancy!! PS: my husband actually wants to re-home our cat while I'm pregnant just to be super-safe. So perhaps this is an option for you also if you have friends or family willing to help you?