In the majority of cases, a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet of fibre, protein and carbohydrates will suffice. It is also important to make sure you have a sufficient intake of folic acid. Folic acid is recommended as a dietary supplement at the design conception.
A medical consultation is not necessary, but your doctor can certainly prescribe the examinations necessary for ruling out problems or conditions which may affect the pregnancy, such as diabetes or issues relating to blood pressure.
Whether it is during the periconception period or during the pregnancy itself, taking folic acid plays an important role in your baby’s development as it reduces the risk of a neural tube defect – a type of malformation of the nervous system.
Try to keep up to date with all of your vaccinations, but don’t forget that some vaccinations cannot be administered during pregnancy. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Each case is different and we take the time to give you a clear answer. Both the whooping cough vaccination (Bustrix ®) and the flu vaccination are recommended.
According to SSGO expert ruling N°46, this virus from the Flavivirus genus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito and may also be transmitted sexually. Infection is diagnosed with a blood test and urine test.
The virus is present in countries in Central and South America and the West Indies, as well as Cape Verde, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea. In Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, the Maldives, the Philippines, the Salomon Islands, etc. You can check the regions in which the virus has spread on the following site: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html.
It should be noted that we consider the possibility of virus exposure: