If you are trying to conceive, currently pregnant, or just Catholic and open-to-life, you have probably been following the recent news coverage of Zika virus. I know NaturalGuy and I have - it's hard not to tune in when some people are advising women to postpone pregnancy for 2+ years (presumably by using contraceptives) and advocating for legalized abortion in Latin American countries.
We've been especially interested because we are hoping to be expecting soon and the link between Zika and health problems in unborn babies is worrying. Like all Catholic married couples, we are called to generously and prudently grow our family. Accurate information is essential to this task. Unfortunately, we've had a lot of trouble finding that in the 24 hour news cycle.
We've had a lot of questions about Zika and I'm sure our questions are not unique. We hope you find the research we've done for ourselves helpful - we've linked the sources we've used so you can get the full story from the experts if you are interested. We're also working on a few more blog posts so stay tuned!
Should I be worried about zika virus? How can I avoid it?
I keep hearing about microcephaly - what is it?
How many babies are effected in Brazil?
No, Pope Francis did NOT say contraceptives were acceptable for married couples!
So, what can married couples in Zika effected areas do?