If you are trying to become pregnant, whether through fertility treatment or on your own and you're wondering about how the Zika virus could affect you, consider what these top athletes who have spent decades training to go to the Olympics have decided:
Jason Day, ranked number one in golf- "While it has always been a major goal to compete in the Olympics on behalf of my country, playing golf cannot take precedent over the safety of our family. I will not place them at risk."
Day is just one of many of the top golfers to pull out of the Olympics. But it's not just the golfers who are opting not to go.
Zika Virus, the Olympics, & Pregnancy Concerns for Athletes
Hope Solo told Sports Illustrated in February that she would not have go if they were held then, "I don’t know when that day will come for Jerramy [her husband] and me, but I personally reserve my right to have a healthy baby. No athlete competing in Rio should be faced with this dilemma."
Considering where you're going for vacation while trying to conceive, and factoring in the areas where the Zika virus is rampant, puts you in good company. If you have been thinking that you are being over cautious, consider what the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has had to say regarding the Zika virus.
Choosing your vacation destination and keeping the Zika virus outbreak areas in mind makes good sense.