(Closed) Zika…. is there a point in pregnancy where you could be safe?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
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Bumble bee

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2013septemberbride:  I’ve read that the full extent of Zika is not known and pregnant women or couples trying to concieve should avoid any chance of contracting the virus regardless of where they are in their pregnancy.

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Helper bee

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soontobemrsKB92615. That being said it *sounds* like it might affect the baby more during the first trimester, but that’s all speculation. Best safe to not get the virus (if at all possible) any time during the pregnancy.

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Honey Beekeeper
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At some point it’s probably safe, for some people, it probably didn’t have cause damange even in the first trimester.  Of all the people and mosquitos in Brazil, I’m sure there were pregnant people who got bit and got it that were completely ok.  It’s just a matter of how much risk you’re willing to take on.

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Bumble bee
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They suspect there’s a point at which it’s less dangerous but as to when the cutoff is, it’s all speculation at this point. 

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Bumble bee

 

I wouldn’t risk it. I would rather not travel for 9 months and ensure my child’s health vs the risk.

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Bee Keeper
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I was reading about the 9 cases they’ve confirmed in pregnant US women travelers and only those who contracted it in the 1st trimester have shown signs of microcephaly. 2 women who contracted it in their 2nd/3rd trimesters have yet to deliver.

NOTHING I would base a medical decision on at the moment but logic says they’re probably going to determine its less dangerous after a certain point eventually

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Research and data is lacking. (At the moment) They are recommending that all pregnant women consider not traveling. Its not worth the risk. Recommendations may change with new research.

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Bumble bee
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2013septemberbride:  My doctor told me for the entire duration of my pregnancy, I am not allowed to travel to any places were Zika is present.  She said she’s being over cautious but not at all sorry about it becuase of the lack of information. 

 

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LGenz:  I think I read that article too, but 4 or even 5 of the pregnant moms aborted once they tested positive so the numbers aren’t really too accurate.  I hope the moms awaiting birth have healthy babies

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cooperlove:  Well a couple miscarried, I only remember reading about 2 that chose to abort and one of them definitely was told there was evidence brain damage. Of course now I can’t find the article. The population size is way too tiny to extrapolate anything anyway.

I can’t imagine those women with confirmed diagnoses that are just waiting to see what happens.

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Bumble bee
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LGenz:  Yeah, it really is.  Poor things.  I hope for the best for them

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2013septemberbride:  My DH is in Central America for work, and I was supposed to go next week. We’ve cancelled my trip and instead he’s thinking about flying back to the states and doing a ski trip. The area he’s in has hardly any mosquito population but we’d plan to do some traveling around the country and decided not to take the chance. I’m not pregnant but because they advise not trying for at least a year after contracting zika it just wasn’t worth the chance.

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