(Closed) Concerns about Zika and TTC timing

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
1898 posts
Buzzing bee

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
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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courtneysokal :  yea, you are right 🙁 I really do want to go to Thailand though, lol. I think Europe will be a great idea. 

Post # 18
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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AquariusLove :  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 # 21
6299 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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raspberry92 :  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.

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AquariusLove :  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.

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