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meow1989 Wed 05-Apr-17 22:38:05

Hi all,

I originally posted this on the conception board (have created new account as I can't get into the other oneblush but didnt get any answer so thought I'd try here, hope that's ok!

DH and I are planning to start trying for out first baby in August and we want to book a "big" holiday before doing so.

We had booked Barbados for 7nights but after researching the Zika risk fully and speaking to GP we've decided the risks are simple too high to justify for us.

We're now hoping to change to Maritius as zika does not seem to be there and prior to me bothering the GP calling me back,) thought I'd ask if anyone is aware of any reason not to travel if planning to start trying in Aug? I know there's been some Dengue but all info seems to be that there's risk if you are pregnant and no details of preconception like with Zika, do you think I can assume this is fine?

I just don't want to put us through the upset of booking and then having to change again (I'm fully aware I sound a bit bratty and that we're really lucky to be in a position to do this).

mrsmortis Thu 06-Apr-17 08:09:12

Check whether you need to take malaria tablets. With at least some types you shouldn't try to conceive for at least 3 months after taking them. I think when I took them on my honeymoon the doctor recommended 6.

specialsubject Thu 06-Apr-17 11:12:31

Dengue is very unpleasant pregnant or not, so you should use 24/7 d e e t in all tropical destinations.

Same mosquito as for zika so no guarantees it won't spread, I'm afraid.

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