(Closed) Zika virus, honeymoon and TTC…

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 31
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Busy bee

ana2017:  Just look at Ebola this time last year – sh#tstorm! A year later Africa has been declared free of active transmission. A lot can happen in a year. I’d say wait until this time next year and reassess. We’re getting married in June this year & we’ve only just booked our honeymoon now. You have lots of time!

Post # 32
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Helper bee

I wouldn’t worry yet, it’s such a long time away!! I really just wanted to say that please try to stop worrying so much and possibly get help for it. Othewise I bet you’re going to have a very stressful pregnancy because there are so many things to worry about. I should know, I’m a bit of a worrier sometimes and I found pregnancy stressful and I wish I had enjoyed it more!

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

ana2017:  I too think you need to relax.  I’m not trying to be mean, but if you’re that worked up over changing a honeymoon that isn’t going to happen for a year and a half….well, I don’t know what to say.  I am a “what if” person too but honestly, changing a honeymoon is really a first world problem and I think you need to keep things in perspective.

I wouldn’t rely on just any web site either for information.  Assuming you are in the US, I would look to the CDC for the most accurate information.  Their last update was yesterday and Dominican Republic is now on the list for having reports.

I also would absolutely give it more time before you decide to change plans.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee

ana2017:  You could try honeymooning in Key West or the Florida coast. Lots of beaches and resorts. I’ve never been myself, but it seems like it would be pretty close alternative to a Caribbean or Mexican vacation.

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

What about looking into Hawaii? You would definitely get the tropical, beautiful beaches you want. There are a lot of vaction rentals for reasonable prices, and if you book in advance car rentals can be quite cheap.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

We are leaving for Cayman to elope in less than 5 weeks, it’s all booked, I’m feeling pretty worried at the moment. There are no reports there as of right now, but it’s being stated that everywhere except Canada and Chile will be affected. We were planning to start TTC right on the honeymoon but I doubt that’s an option now, we also are headed to Cuba in May for FSIL’s wedding. At this point I’m fearing we may have to put off TTC for half a year to be safe, which at the age of 33 is not something I wanted to do.

So much can change in over a year though OP, they are working on a vaccine currently. Also I saw this article talking about how it is likely that a program to irradicate that species of mosquito in Brazil went wrong and is the cause for the outbreak. So perhaps they can re-do the program properly, to cull most of the population. Here’s the article, it’s insane. 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-29/zika-outbreak-epicenter-same-area-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-released-2015

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I would say you should talk to your doctor about this

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

If I had heard correctly on the radio, scientists are working on a vaccine though they didn’t say when it would be released. Earliest could be early 2017.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I shouldn’t have posted that article, its an unproven theory by someone with no credentials. I was in a bit of hysteria mode last night, sorry! It is an interesting idea though, and it sounds like is very likely they will try to use GMO mosquitoes again to try to combat it. 

Post # 40
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Helper bee

The Zika virus is such an ugly virus, but it is one of many. We should be cautious about it, but we can’t not live our lives. I just got back from a vacation in an area not on the CDC’S list, but an area that will make the list with time. I used insect repellent and didn’t get bitten by any bugs.

We will be TTC soon, so it was important to me to be more careful. I use a natural product, so I was curious if it would actually work, but it did. Quite frankly, I should have been more worried about the amount of fish I have been eating, whether or not my veggies were washed, and not trying to get the most out of our all inclusive package. Something as simple as the quality of water can cause our bodies havoc. These concerns aren’t tied to a specific region… they are everywhere. Just be cautious.

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

This virus scares the crap out of me. I’d wait until it’s a non issue to TTC, in fact we discuss TTC for number 2 regularly and this virus has deterred me, and we’re not even going to Mexico. its already in the US and is expected to spread. While it can’t go from person to person, a mosquito can bite an Infected person in mexico or the US or anywhere and then bite someone else and infect that person. It really creeps me out and I personally would wait until it’s under control … Too risky, and a risk that can be controlled/averted 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My Fiance and I booked our honeymoon to Jamaica a out a month ago. Just when this virus started popping up all over the news. We will be heading to Jamaica in June of this year and will start trying but not trying. This virus has been around since the 50’s and the rise in birth defects are just now popping up.  In December of 2014 brazil pushed for pregnant women to get the TDap vaccine before 20 weeks. Now a year later they are declaring a state of emergency?!?  I don’t want to turn this into a vaccine argument, but the more research I have been doing I don’t believe this virus is the one causing the birth defects. There are many other factors. Hope this helps, don’t stress about it!

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

They was also a rise in birth defects in French Polynesia after an outbreak of Zika as well. Past outbreaks were small and isolated until 2007. And there is the case in Texas where the disease was sexually transmitted. I wouldn’t chance TTC and going to one of the areas with the disease right now until they know more.

Post # 44
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Husband and I ttc on our vacation last week in Jamaica before it was even known that Zika was moved to Jamaica.  So now I’m freaking out. Don’t even know if I’m pregnant yet. After a year of trying it really sucks that a mosquito virus could potentially jeopardize a very wanted pregnancy. No one acted or seemed concerned about it at our resort. 

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

So I actually had the same question. I went to mexico where Zika viruis was known to be and I was planning  on ttc the month after. I asked my doctor about if it was safe to TTC the month after being in Mexico.  She told me that if I come back and see bites and feel sick they will test me for it but if not then I should be fine. The virus is only in your body about 7 days I believe. I wore lots of bug spray even during the day and did not get bit once.  I guess my advice is to talk to your doctor if you are concerned and oviously if you get bit and start to feel sick defiantly hold off TTC. Also I went to Mexico for work with about 500 coworkes and none of us got Zika. I hope this isnot even an issue if you go! Good luck!

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