I have booked to go to Bali and found out I am pregnant, is it safe to travel there? Booked to go for 2 weeks in June. Is the Zika virus there? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Ask your O&G as TA would never be able to pinpoint the answer
The most common Mosquito borne disease is dengue, not zika
Zika is like once in a blue moon
You might heard about an aircraft accident halfway around the globe but you will most likely hit by a car
According to the CDC and the BIMC Hospital page, yes there is a risk of contracting Zika in Bali. However only you can decide if it is a risk that you are willing to take. I'll be honest, I don't know what I would decide if I were pregnant either. I believe the risk is low, but I would likely be so paranoid about it that I wouldn't sleep well at all. So the trip for me could be more stressful than enjoyable, but that's just me.
I'm not a worrier by nature when it comes to me, but pregnancy is a whole other ballgame.
Have a look at these pages if you haven't already. And as others have said, definitely speak to your OBGYN.
Hi Robyn, I understand your concern regarding travelling to Bali while pregnant but honestly you should be having a discussion with your health care provider. There are a lot of knowledgeable members on this forum who are apt at answering general tourist type questions but I have not yet seen a qualified medical professional give advise on Zika virus issues.
I agree with baliAustralia post 2 and LynnePP post 6 asking non qualified travellers regarding a medical query where 50% will say small risk and 50% will say only you can decide will only confuse you more. Ask your medical professional.
If you take precautions with food and water and avoid getting bitten by mozzies you definitely lower any risk. I travelled 8 weeks pregnant to Nepal and India and had no issues at all apart from morning sickness. I was very precious about food and water but not so stressed out that it wasn't worth going. Even if you ask a 'medical professional' you are going to get varied advice, and at the end of the day it's up to you what risk you want to take.
Exactly that's why asking a group of travellers with their own perception of risk is really of no help, what concerns one will not overly concern the next person, only creates more confusion of how risky it would be or not be
you are more likely to recover from getting hit by a car than your baby recovering from Zika infections and complications.