Coronavirus and Treatment of Infertility
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the U.S. and the rest of the world has caused fertility centers and their national societies to question the risks to patients, staff, and the developing fetus by this new virus. The virus is commonly spread by individuals who do not have symptoms, making avoidance very difficult. Patients with symptoms such as fever or dry cough should not go in for care, which risks other patients and health care workers, but rather should contact their health provider by phone. Their provider may recommend self-isolation at home with or without testing. In regions with a large number of cases, the focus of testing should be patients potentially needing hospital care, whereas in regions with fewer infections, widespread testing can allow for following up and testing contacts, thereby allowing more vigorous efforts to prevent spread.
Covid Procreate Fertility Protocol
At Procreate Fertility Center of Virginia, we follow the recommendations of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to protect the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and visitors.
Research shows that vaccination before pregnancy or early in pregnancy reduces risks for mother and baby. While the ingredients of the COVID vaccine are too large to pass from mother to baby through the placenta, the vaccinated mother’s antibodies do protect the baby.
For more information, please read the complete guidelines from ASRM included below and discuss any questions or concerns with your healthcare provider.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Patient Management and Clinical Recommendations During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
UPDATE No. 16 – July 23, 2021
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