Remember when the Zika virus was breaking news last year? Even though the virus isn’t making headlines like it did in 2016, Zika is still a concern for women who are pregnant or who are thinking of becoming pregnant. The Austin fertility specialists at Texas Fertility Center are here to explain what you need to know about the Zika virus and the birth defects that it can cause.
Our Austin fertility specialists have been keeping up with the latest information about the Zika virus. When the Zika outbreak started last year, doctors and researchers worked around the clock to learn more about the insidious virus. From their efforts, we have learned several key pieces of information.
Despite this knowledge, the medical community still doesn’t know if there’s a “safe time” in a woman’s pregnancy to be exposed to Zika. It’s also unknown how likely it is that a Zika infection will impact an unborn baby.
Our Austin fertility specialists believe in being proactive about all aspects of health, including Zika virus prevention. The following are recommendations for women who are pregnant right now or who are trying to get pregnant.
If you would like to learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from the Zika virus, please contact us today. Our team of reproductive endocrinologists is committed to helping all of our patients have healthy and happy families.