Rubella : Causes German measles in mother (I believe entrance is 100%) and high risk that the baby will miscarry, be still born, or have birth defects. Influence : Risks to fetuses are less but still include birth defects, especially if the mother has a high fever.
Also, Ebola is so devastating the pregnancy will likely terminate even if the mother survives. Herpes viruses (including CMV): Usually more dangerous to fetus than mother.
So, the answer to your question, most realistically, is that the baby will almost always be as badly affected as the mother, and oftentimes worse, with new symptoms that an adult wouldn't have. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even has a list of supplies you’ll need for a zombie preparedness kit, which includes smart choices like water, duct tape, and bleach.
Even if your greatest dream is to have a baby, you must admit that the zombie apocalypse is the worst time to be pregnant, give birth, and raise a child. Fleeing and hand-to-hand combat can be a drag while pregnant, and childbirth can kill you, especially without access to trained personnel or hygienic supplies.
And if you do manage to birth a baby into this cruel new world, diapers can distract from more pressing duties, and the infant’s cries can attract undead attention. Plus, even if you find an abandoned pharmacy to raid, birth control pills and condoms come with expiration dates and can be affected by high temperatures.
In The Walking Dead, Lori discovered that she was pregnant, which in this zombie-filled escape was met with dread rather than joy. However, it might be useful to have some emergency contraception on hand, so you’ll have it ready to go if you’ve engaged in unprotected intercourse.
If you don’t have it stashed in your backpack, you’ll need to raid a pharmacy ASAP, as it loses effectiveness the longer you wait. Emergency contraception must be stored at room temperature, so its shelf life might decrease in the absence of air conditioning.
It should not be used as a regular method of birth control, so if you and a sweetie are boarded up in a secure location, you’ll want more reliable options. Side effects are rare, but can include irregular bleeding for a day or two, dizziness, headaches, or vomiting.
The diaphragm isn’t used much these days, and it works better when paired with spermicide, but if you want to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, you might want to make an appointment for a fitting. Not only will this pairing increase the effectiveness of your birth control, but also, the infectious agent responsible for triggering the zombie apocalypse isn’t the only pathogen you have to worry about.
Depo-Provera needs to be stored between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, so if that abandoned Planned Parenthood building wasn’t sufficiently insulated, excessive heat or cold could render your dose ineffective. If, on the other hand, this zombie apocalypse has no end in sight, like the one in The Walking Dead, you’ll want something that can last for years.
So, the second you see that ominous news feed with footage of flesh-eating fiends and warnings of an unidentified pathogen sweeping the nation, you might try to make an emergency appointment at your local Planned Parenthood for a birth control implant. A skilled provider can perform a minor outpatient surgery that places a matchstick-sized implant under your skin.
Possible side effects of the copper IUD include heavier periods and worse menstrual cramps. However, women who have already carried a pregnancy to term are at lower risk for these side effects when using Regard.
Perhaps the women of zombie lore are getting contraception from the same place that supplies them with the razors and waxes that keep their apocalyptic armpits silky smooth. But most likely, you’ll need to plan ahead to ensure that an unintended pregnancy isn’t another horror to deal with on top of everything else.
You don’t need to make your birth control decisions under the assumption that the end of civilization is nigh! Instead, you can make them in consultation with a health care provider, obtain prescriptions as needed, and have injections administered by a professional.
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Just slept with one. Need to wait to get a baby girl or boy! Since zombies do not actually exist, any answer would just be a speculative one based on your own particular fantasy viewpoint.
Or, a gerbil that was thought to be male will give birth. A gerbil’s sex is permanent, and determined at the moment of conception.
We’ll also explore the reasons why two male gerbils might try to mate. When she dies, the next highest-ranking male will change sex to female and take her place.
According to Live Science, chickens can change from female to male if their ovaries stop working. Female gerbils are conceived when the mother’s egg is fertilized by a sperm carrying an X chromosome.
A male gerbil is born if a sperm with a Y chromosome reaches the egg first. So, female gerbils are XX, whereas males are BY.
Scientists haven’t found any evidence that rodents can change gender. This means that every rodent is born either male or female, and their sex is permanent.
Researchers in Science found that male mice could be turned into females by cutting out parts of their DNA. Male and female gerbils look almost identical, so it’s easy to mistake one for the other.
So if your ‘male’ gerbil has had a surprise litter, it’s really female. You were either told the wrong gender when you bought it, or you misidentified its sex yourself.
So, if your gerbil has fallen pregnant, she must have come into contact with a male. When you get a gerbil from a breeder or pet store, they will tell you its sex.
Sexual dimorphism is the scientific term for when the male of a species looks different to the female. For example, males and females of some animals are different colors.
It’s also not always true, as genetics and diet can affect how a gerbil grows. For this reason, size is not a reliable indicator of a gerbil’s sex.
Carefully lift your gerbil’s tail with your spare hand, and take a look at its rear end. If your gerbil is male, you will see a large gap between the anal and urinary opening.
In a male gerbil, you may also see a bulge at the base of the tail. A gerbil’s genitals are small and hard to see, and they don’t like to sit still.
Some female animals can reproduce without mating with a male. According to Current Biology, most female aphids are born pregnant.
According to Developmental Psycho biology, female gerbils cangetpregnant from as young as 9 weeks of age. If the pet store employees didn’t separate the litter at an early age, this is likely what happened.
So if your gerbil gives birth less than a month after you bought her, she was already pregnant. If two male gerbils live together, you may occasionally see one ‘mounting’ the other.
Once two gerbils have copulated, the female will give birth in around 25 days. Over time, other gerbils may challenge the dominant male for his place in the clan.
To avoid losing his position, the top gerbil will display dominance behaviors such as: Mounting is normal behavior, and it won’t hurt the subordinate gerbil.