Zika Virus Pregnancy Information
What is the Zika Virus?
http://www.lumalove.com/ A virus that is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. The Zika virus was discovered in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947. In February 2016, the World Health Organization declared the zika virus a public health emergency.
Why are we worried about pregnant women?
The Zika virus is transmitted from mother-to-child and has detrimental effects on the fetus, most notably, a birth defect called Micocephaly where the baby’s head is smaller than expected. A baby with Microcephaly may have the following issues: seizures, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, feeding problems, hearing loss, and problems with movement or balance.
Countries with Zika as of now:
Brazil, Mexico, Cape Verde, Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, American Somoa, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela
Additionally, Zika can spread through bodily fluids during sexual activity. In other words,, if your partner has recently traveled to a country infected by Zika, they could give it to you.
What are the symptoms?
Fever, rash, conjunctivitis, pain in the joints
There is NO vaccine or treatment to protect people from Zika. To protect yourself you should: avoid travel to the infected countries, avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent and clothes that cover your body, avoid being outside during morning and dusk (when mosquitos are most prevalent), use mosquito netting, use condoms if you are having sexual contact with someone who recently traveled to a zika infected area.
Midwife Hannah Bajor, C.N.M., M.S.N – Pregnancy 101 Expert
Midwife of 30 years her website is http://www.lumalove.com. Pregnancy is one of the GREAT human miracles no one will ever fully understand. Hannah walks her talk in everything she does. At the age of 38, she finally got pregnant after a 12-year struggle. She finally joined the elite group of women she cared for called pregnant. At 16 weeks pregnant her world came crashing in. Hannah found out her baby boy growing inside of her had died.
A year after her devastating miscarriage, six months of failed infertility treatments her inner world crumbled to pieces. Hannah’s Doctors told her she was infertile; she had run out of eggs and she was too old to have a baby. The killer was she was advised to stop trying to get pregnant.
Hannah would not give up her dream of having a baby!
Despite her devastating diagnosis of being infertile, she did not give up hope. She did a year of research which finally paid off. She now has two growing boys, conceived naturally. At the birth of her second son, she almost died. She was given a death or stay option at life. This experience ignites Hannah’s mission in the world to be a leader.
Hannah’s Mission in Life…
Hannah is driven by a life mission to provide a multi-platform line of pregnancy and childbirth related educational products. Her company Lumalove LLC helps couples globally to access new and dynamic prenatal education. Hannah shows parent-to-be how to lay the foundational blueprints for a happier, healthier pregnancy outcomes.
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