(Closed) Anyone going on honeymoon where Zika is and TTC?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: What are you doing?

    Cancelled/decided not to go on honeymoon where Zika is

    Going on honeymoon where Zika is but delaying TTC

    Going on honeymoon where Zika is, but taking precautions and will TTC on honeymoon

  • Post # 2
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I didn’t vote because we are not TTC after the wedding. However, I recently had an appointment with my gyno and she was adament to take precautions while in the Caribbean and for 8 weeks after returning, IF no symptoms. She indicated if my fiance or I exhibited sympoms of Zika, to take precautions for at min 6 months. 

    It’s just not worth taking a chance. 

    Post # 3
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    577 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Our plans changed.

    We were planning on going to Mexico for our honeymoon, but decided it wasn’t worth the risk.  There are too many unknowns with Zika and the recent birth defects.  We’re not planning on TTC for at least 6 months, but again, not worth the risk to me.  I heard a recommendation from a Dr. not to go to a Zika region if you’re planning on having kids in the next 2 years.

    We’re now going to Hawaii, so not too shabby either!  I know you can’t avoid things like this forever necessarily, but in this circumstance, it was way easier to change our plans and try to take it safe.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I got married in 2014 but we are just getting around to our honeymoon this summer, and we will also be TTC.  I’m not willing to take the risk, so we are going Europe.  

    Post # 6
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    17 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    We were going to TTC baby #2 on our trip to Cancun this October but have decided to go and prolong TTC 6 months! Does anyone know if you can get tested for Zika when you come back and get the go ahead to conceive?

    Post # 7
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    8067 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you are fine to go, but you should delay TTC for 6 months.

    Post # 8
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    2031 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

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    jctaylor:  The trip will end up costing just under 6k (for both of us- flights, hotels, transportation).  We are starting off in Darmstadt, Germany then going to Lucerne, then Lake Como, Italy, then Florence, Italy.  We had a lot of time restrictions on the trip, as well as wanting to start in Darmstadt, Germany (there is an avant garde art festival I want to drop by at), and this added more money to the trip (all the different city changes, plus leaving from Florence which isn’t a big airport).  Flights are pretty low to and from Europe- you can find them under 1500 round trip (I think ours were 1100).   I definitely think it would be possible to plan a great European trip for 4k- probably even less if you find a good bundle from a travel agent.  I have been to Europe before, but never these cities, and my husband has never been so I fgured we would cross one thing off of our do to list before kids!  I would call a local travel agent- they will be able to price it for you free of charge, and they are able to get better rates a lot of the time.  They get paid through commission from the airlines and hotels and tours   

    Post # 9
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    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    We talked to our DR, as I have now taken out my mirena (wedding is june 18) and wanted to see what he said.. he strongly advised against it! we decided to stay in country or head south (US) we live in Canada.. carribean will always be there 😉 

    but we also had a hard time trying to concieve when we tried over a year ago before getting engaged.. ended up in loss and then trying for over 7 months.. so TTC is important to us! And we will still get some alone time after wedding.. win win for us 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee

    We were planning on going to South America mid 2017 for a belated honeymoon. We are planning to TTC sept 2017 so we decided we wouldn’t go to South America for our honeymoon.

    Post # 11
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    17 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2016

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    mgbser:  so travel agents are free? I always thought they required a few for their “research”. Please suggest some if you know! I am getting overwhelmed with honeymoon planning. I keep changing my mind on location etc etc lol

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

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    jctaylor:  month twin!  And apparently ttc twin too!

    We are heading to South Africa, and I’m watching the cdc travel guidelines like a hawk.  So far, there have been no transmissable cases (although there has been a case where a traveler from South America was diagnosed in S. Africa).  On one hand, the summer brings more tourists and more travel, but on the other hand, it is the dry season in S Africa so there are less mosquitos…. so we are keeping our eyes on it.

    Regardless, we will be on anti-malarials, so we won’t be TTC’n on the honeymoon.  Will have to wait a bit for the pills to leave the system.

    Post # 13
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

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    wifelife927:  Yes, you can get tested when you get back.

     

    We’re going to Isla Mujeres in early June then going to TTC in August or so. I think we’ll be fine honestly. Just going to wear bug spray (with DEET) and fingers crossed we will be okay. I will get tested when I get back (and have my DH do the same) if either of us have any bites (regardless of whether we have symptoms).

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

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    wifelife927:  Yep- they get paid commission from the hotels and such- they will offer you an itinery for free.  We went to a local place we found on yelp that got good review.  If you are a member of AAA, they have travel agents there too

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee

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    happyandhealthy19:  Isla Mujeres is probably a great choice if you are hoping to avoid delaying TTC.  I have been there 5 times and have found there to be way less mosquitoes than in other tropical locations.  Still use the deet of course but I think the odds of you contracting Zika are EXTREMELY low.  

     

    On the other hand, considering the risk that it may end up spreading around most of the world eventually it might not be a bad idea to TRY to catch it… since having it once likely triggers lifelong immunity. 

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