Pregnant or Thinking About Pregnancy?
Avoid travel to Zika affected areas if you are pregnant or may become pregnant
Learn about regions with Zika from CDC
Zika can be transmitted sexually. Pregnancy should be delayed after travel. Use condoms for 8 weeks after travel for women and 6 months for men to prevent infection before conception
Use condoms throughout your pregnancy if your sex partner has traveled to a Zika affected area
Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant and you or your sex partner have traveled to a Zika affected area.
Talk to your doctor about birth control if you are not planning on getting pregnant
Not all babies show physical defects caused by Zika. If you or your partner have been exposed to Zika, ask about getting your baby tested
SEE CDPH’s FAQ ON ZIKA
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR WANT TO GET PREGNANT, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE AND AFTER TRAVEL.
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1 IN 10 WOMEN WITH ZIKA HAVE HAD A BABY WITH BIRTH DEFECTS
if you or your partner HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ZIKA, ask about getting your baby tested. Some defects may not be evident at birth.
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To learn more about how you can protect yourself, please download CDC’s fact sheet
for pregnant women in English and Spanish