When Maureen McCollum, now 37, got married during the height of the Zika virus pandemic in 2016, her honeymoon to the Dominican Republic was on the chopping block.
“I would cancel your trip,” doctors said at the time, when the couple expressed that they wanted a baby. In the end, McCollum and her husband traveled but chose to delay trying to conceive for six months, per the doctors’ recommendations.
McCollum is currently pregnant and expecting a baby girl in January. She says her doctors seem less worried about Zika virus now than they were in 2016.
Still, it’s been hard…
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