Pregnant Women

Pregnant Women

How to protect yourself? Until we know more, CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women. Do not travel to areas with Zika. If you must travel, talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider first and take steps to plan for travel.

Pregnant Women

Talk with your doctor and consider postponing nonessential travel to countries in CDC’s special travel considerations for Southeast Asia. If your sex partner travels to an area with Zika, protect yourself from getting Zika during sex.

What to do if you live in or travel to an area with Zika

If you live in an area with Zika, or if you or your sexual partner travel to an area with Zika, follow the steps below to protect your pregnancy.

If you traveled to an area with Zika talk to a doctor or other healthcare provider about your travel even if you don’t feel sick. Be tested if If you have symptoms of Zika within 2 weeks of traveling, you should be tested for Zika. If you do not develop symptoms of Zika within 2 weeks of traveling, you should be tested for Zika.

If you live in an area with Zika talk to a doctor or other healthcare provider throughout your pregnancy. You may be at risk of getting Zika throughout your pregnancy. For this reason, doctors or other healthcare providers can offer testing at the first prenatal visit and a second test in the second trimester. If you have symptoms of Zika at any time during your pregnancy, you should be tested for Zika.