Post # 16
You might want to wait the 6 months just to be safe, even though the risk is probably really low. We were in a couple ZIKA areas in January for our honeymoon when I was 5 months pregnant. We didn’t actually even hear of ZIKA until right after we came back. I was paying attention to mosquito bites though since there was a Malaria risk in one of the countries (Honduras). I did get bit by ONE mosquito, and because of that they ended up doing extra ultrasounds just to make sure my baby was growing correctly. So if you do end up getting pregnant before that, just know they will probably do a few extra tests/ultrasounds.
Post # 17
Well my doctor said NO WAY to even going to any countries where Zika has been present, so I personally would wait at least the 6 months that the CDC recommends or longer. There’s so much that we still don’t know about the virus which is scary, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. However, if there’s a way to get a test, I would definitely do that!
Post # 18
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Post # 19
Thanks everyone. We’ll probably wait the 6 months. Hopefully the CDC will have better information sooner rather than later.
Post # 20
My doctor said 6 months. We’re going on our honeymoon this Tuesday – Antigua!
Post # 21
Im going to my docotor in a few weeks to get tested. We went to the Bahamas in December and I did get bit by a mosquito. Hoping they actually do the blood test and give us the green light to TTC right away since I know it can take awhile.
Post # 22
The frustrating thing is the lack of information. The CDC says 6 months but the only article I found is a man that still had Zika in his sperm after 6 months. Who knows if this is an anomaly or the norm.
Also, I have read conflicting things about what causes microcephaly, if it is actually the Zika virus or just the fact that the woman suffers an illness during pregnancy.
i have also read one article that said those in Mexico with Zika haven’t been having babies with microcephaly.
Its really frustrating that all of the information out there conflicts with each other.
Then when I look on instagram, I see plenty of people traveling to Zika affected countries and becoming pregnant RIGHT after, and I wonder if I’m crazy for reading all these articles and worrying!
Post # 23
Doctors are not sure as much as we are. Honestly one doctor told me 2 months another told me 2 years… I just came back from Mexico, not one mosquito was there. However we didn’t leave the resort and they sprayed.
Post # 24
Im going to Mexico in January, then will be TTC in August. Im not worried.
Post # 25
Two years?! That is crazy, the most I had heard before going to the Bahamas was 8weeks, now there was that one man with the virus in his sperm after 6 months and now 2 years?
If I had known that, we never would have gone! I’m hoping the doctor I see in a few weeks will clear me of Zika. My husband didn’t get bitten at all but I did 2x. At most I would wait 6 months if they are inconclusive. I’m turning 34 soon and the zika information is spotty at best. Some folks think microcephaly isn’t even caused by Zika. 😕
Post # 26
I called the doctor today to ask about the zika test, it is a blood and urine draw and results in 7-10 days. Cross your fingers for me that we are cleared to ttc!