Post # 16
I’d wait the 6 months and wouldn’t even think of questioning it. 6 months is honestly not that long. The risks may be low, but they are horrible risks, so I would not risk it. It would not be worth it to me, whether I thought I got bit or not.
Plus- how fun can it be to go to thailand and be paranoid about getting a bug bite? I’d go on the honeymoon, enjoy it, use a condom for 6 months and start trying.
Post # 17
yea, you are right 🙁 I really do want to go to Thailand though, lol. I think Europe will be a great idea.
Post # 18
Well six months really isn’t that long. I’m the same age as you and just got pregnant. Unless you have reproductive issues, there’s no reason for you to have problems conceiving in the next year or so. I would go to Thailand and have an amazing trip and then use the six months after you’re back to get prepped with prenatals, healthy eating, and exercise. Think of it as your last hurrah before babies!
Post # 19
Good luck with TTC 🙂 . It certainly would be hard to time if your husband is travelling so much. Are you taking any special precautions in Mexico or just seeing what happens?
Post # 20
Where abouts do you want to do in Thailand? I’ve been to Phuket previoulsy, Bangkok this time. From what I’ve researched, it seems that it’s not a big outbreak like South or Central America, its just present. I felt exactly the same re where to go for honeymoons. I was having a look at where we might go later in the year during our winter, and everywhere I wanted to go had Zika!
I think that’s what we will do. We are really excited but also really excited about this trip, so it’s not something I want to give up. If we could change our flights so we don’t have the Thailand stopover, we would but due to the conditions on our tickets we can’t. We are honeymooning straight after the wedding so throwing away $4k after just paying for a wedding and a honeymoon seems ridiculous.
Post # 21
No special precausions. I mean I’m certainly not going to hang out by puddles of water with festering mosquitos but I travel to these kinds of places a lot and have rarely had mosquito issues. I’ll take some bug spray in case it’s bad but I’m moving forward with living life.
DH and I are both turning 32/35 this year. We’ve already been NTNP for 2 years, and actively TTC for coming up on a year with no luck. We’re just not willing to postpone TTC or our lives for something like this. DH’s job isn’t changing, and with as much as he travels to these places we will literally NEVER have a window if we followed the CDC guidlines.
I’ve definitely gotten some pushback (mostly on here) about my stance on Zika. I am noramlly the person to side-eyes those who think they know more than doctors or get their medical advice from Jenny McCarthy, but I’ll be super honest that Zika is just one thing I can’t get on board with. I do think it’s a very real thing, and yes the CDC claims they have no way of knowning what long-term effects will be, but we’ve had a lot of pandimonium over the years (west nile, bird flu, swine flu, ebola, etc) and there’s always mass hysteria and then it goes away. Most of our friends have DH’s in the same profession who spend extended periods of time in the same places. They have all been having successful pregnancies and healthy babies.
Just throwing this out there….
Obviously this is only MY choice. I totally get that many people won’t agree with that, and that’s totally ok. No one should ever do anything they are not comfortable with.
Post # 22
Bit of an update- as our countries Dept of Health website had Zika transmission in Thailand as high-risk, the airline were kind with us and allowed us to cancel with a bit of a fee. So we lost about $800-1000ish but have decided it was worth it for the peace of mind. We are now spending extra time in Europe instead. Happy with this outcome 🙂