(Closed) Do mosquitos bite pregnant women more?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
3114 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Not as far as I know, mosquitoes don’t usually like me and they still haven’t throughout the pregnancy. DEET is safe for pregnant women but personally I try to limit the use unless necessary. 

Post # 3
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

aquarius_91 :  according to everything I have looked at 20-30% DEET is not only safe, but recommended for pregnant women, especially recently because of the threat of Zika. However, always check with a doctor and/or do your own research and make the best decision for you. 🙂 

And yes, pregnant women get bit more. I have read it is both because of body heat and a tendency to exhale more, both things that attract mosquitos. But not sure if that would show up 7DPO…maybe the body heat part? 

Edit: not sure how big a threat Zika is in Illinois. If it’s not a big one, maybe DEET is less important, if you are concerned about it’s safety.

Post # 4
7778 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My obgyn said to spray your clothes but not your skin directly.

Post # 6
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

aquarius_91 :  20 weeks here. I actually think I’ve gotten less mosquito bites this summer than in the past.

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