(Closed) what does your dr say about zika?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My friend who wants to start TTC has been told by a nurse in Ontario to wait two months from coming back from their trip. Getting tested is also a good idea, as you are doing for both of you.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yeah I talked to my Dr. too – we are very unlikely to become pregnant because of my age, but we’d still be very open to it.  We ended up canceling our Mexico trip (this week!) because of H’s work schedule, but zika was a real concern as well.

She said wait 2 months after returning, but the scary thing is that it lives in sperm and no one knows for how long (and it can be sexually transmitted).  And there’s no test for that.  Honestly I thought my husband was crazy and paranoid when he first brought it up, but the more research I do, the more I realize that the most frightening part is all the stuff that is totally unknown.

If I were TTC, there’s no way I’d go to a zika country.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I just saw my doctor a few days ago. We are going on our honeymoon next month and are going to hold of on TTC until afterwards due to zika. She basically said the same thing, try not to get a ton of mosquito bites and to let her know when we get back if I have symptoms/want to be tested. We are going to wait 2 months and then have my IUD removed. (already scheduled eeek!) With it still being a new thing, I think providers dont even have black/white answers unfortunatly. I am comfortable just waiting a little bit after we get back. Happy honeymooning and try not to stress too much about stupid zika! =)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

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MissAmericanPie:  Have you considered changing your honeymoon location? I know many airlines and hotels are giving refunds or credit for anyone who’s concerned about zika.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband was going to go to Brazil for 2 weeks but the head of infectious disease at our hospital told him not to go since we are doing IVF. I don’t think there’s an easy way to test for it, but Brazil is the worst place to go so you may be safe in Mexico or something.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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larissakay:  Yeah – we had tix booked with United and I got a full refund, no questions asked.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee

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MissAmericanPie:  I’ve always been told that sperm is created approx. 3 months before it is ejaculated. So for my own peace of mind, I would wait 3 months. However I’ve heard some people being told to wait 2 years after infection.

I just want to throw this out there – I haven’t heard any reports of pregnant women outside of Brazil giving birth to children with Microcephaly (anyone have any reports otherwise? I’d love to see them!) And Brazil added an insecticide, called pyriproxyfen to their water a few months before these babies with Microephaly were born. Obviously the WHO has not been able to pinpoint what exactly is causing the children to be born with tiny heads, but it’s not exactly clear that Zika is the culprit eather. And it appears that Zika is guilty, until proven innocent. I’m all for being safe rather than sorry, but I can’t help but question some things.

Plus, I’ve been to quite a few Carribean islands and I don’t recall ever seeing a mosquito on the resort. 

My 2 cents, go and have fun. Use bug spray just the same as you would sunscreen (sunscreen first tho!) Get tested when you return and then happy baby making!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

We returned from our honeymoon in the DR about a month ago. I went to visit my doctor prior to and he said bug spray, try to avoid, etc. We came back with no bites at all, so we’re good. He told us if we got bit to wait a good 3 months and then said “hopefully we have more information then!” geez…but no bites for us so we’re good. we’re in our first cycle. Finished my last pill on our last day there.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I went to my OB yesterday and they keep getting new information.  We were in a couple of the Zika countries for our honeymoon last month (but didn’t even hear of this virus until we returned), and even though I’m pregnant they wouldn’t test me for it since I didn’t show any symptoms.  The new info we got yesterday was that my husband should use condoms the rest of the pregnancy since Zika could stay dormant for awhile, apparently.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

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Kikibear:  Well, yes and no. The big story is with microcephaly in infants whose mothers were infected during pregnancy. However, Zika is linked to other neurological issues. There’s a possible link between Zika and Guillain-Barre in Brazil and in the French Polynesia, which had a Zika outbreak in 2013. Most likely, if you contract Zika and are not pregnant, you’ll have some cold like symptoms, but the risks of complications are there for those TTC and not.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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larissakay:  Yeah that’s true.  I was thinking about it from the TTC perspective (you’d then have immunity) but the (possible) link to neurological issues is no joke either.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I was concerned about it for a while when everything first came out.  We are starting to see some cases of Zika in the states. But now I’m very doubtful that the microcephaly is actually attributable to Zika, so I’m not as worried as I was.  

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