@Ladylovin asks: Zika Virus. When can I get pregnant?

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Last week, I had the ESTEEMED honor, pleasure, and privilege of hanging out with my new FAVE girl crew: @ladylovin! These ladies are “Doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well!”

They asked me so many questions about topics ranging from: Pregnancy. Breast size before and after pregnancy….you do get to keep the pregnancy boobs, right? Stis(sexually transmitted infections); who hasn’t had chlamydia?!?! Being a vagina whisperer……girl, you better listen to your vagina! Click here to listen to our hour conversation about EVERYTHING!!!!!!

One of the questions that came up during our ANYTHING GOES chit-chat was regarding the Zika Virus. If you’ve been exposed, or even infected, when is it safe to get pregnant? 

In wanting to make sure that all info presented is/was accurate, this is straight from ACOG(American college of obstetrics and gynecology)/SMFM(society for maternal fetal medicine):

Women diagnosed with ZIKA disease should wait at least 8 weeks after symptom onset to attempt pregnancy. Men diagnosed with ZIKA disease should wait at least 6 months after symptom onset to attempt pregnancy. Asymptomatic women and men with possible exposure to ZIKA should wait at least 8 weeks after exposure before attempting pregnancy.

BAM! And there you have it.

To brush up on Zika facts as relates to pregnancy, click here to read a recent post I did on this topic. If listening is more your thing, Click here to check out my podcast on the same topic.

Hoping today’s blog post provided you not only with valuable information, but also a drop to your knees, laughed so hard you almost peed your pants type moment! You just gotta check out that podcast with @ladylovin.

Until next time,

Look Better. Feel Better. Be Better.

Dr. Angela



About Dr. Angela

Wife, mother, Midwesterner, and award-winning OB/GYN, Dr. Angela is equal parts best girlfriend and bold professional, supporting women’s health with innovative approaches to care and heavy doses of humor. Dr. Angela has done more than launch a successful practice, she has defined herself as a voice for a new generation of womanhood, established her ASK DR. ANGELA brand committed to authenticity, and built a community rooted in trust, candor, and compassion.

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