Post # 1
7DPO over here, and I’m having some weird symptoms. I may have felt implantation last night.
But this one is the weirdest potential symptoms. It could totally be a coincidence, but I’m wondering if pregnancy and mosquito bites are related.
I walk my dog at the same time every morning and evening. I have gotten one mosquito bite all summer, back in May. We’re in a pretty bad heat spell right now (I’m in Illinois), but the weather has been the same for the past week or so.
Anyway, after my walk this morning I noticed I had three bites, which was weird because like I said, I haven’t been bitten all summer long. After our walk this evening I got four more! I haven’t changed vitamins or lotions or anything, so I don’t know what would cause them to suddenly be so interested in me.
Along that note, is DEET bad to use for pregnancy? Again, no clue if I’m actually pregnant or not, but I’ve read conflicting things.
TTC is making me crazy. 😉
Post # 2
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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
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
My obgyn said to spray your clothes but not your skin directly.
Post # 5
peegee : Yeah, I think I’ll reserve the DEET for if we’re going into the woods or something.
itssunshine : I heard that about Zika, better to use DEET than risk it! Our state doesn’t have the right mosquitos to carry it necessarily, but I’m still super paranoid about it. I’ll probably save the DEET for if we visit family down South. Thanks!
eeniebeans : That makes sense. I’ll probably stick to long pants on walks even though it’s like 90 degrees haha. Mosquito bites are more annoying than being hot, in my opinion!
Post # 6
aquarius_91 : 20 weeks here. I actually think I’ve gotten less mosquito bites this summer than in the past.