COVID-19 and Fertility Treatment

COVID-19 and Fertility Treatment

Covid-19 and Fertility Treatment 14 May

For many people, the fertility journey is already an emotional rollercoaster, and COVID adds to the misery. It's not just about physical well-being. When women and couples work toward a major life change, emotional health is equally important. Couples seeking IVF treatment in India have faced a significant challenge as a result of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. During COVID-19, most hospitals resumed operations while following international and national fertility treatment guidelines. PFRC is now taking a thoughtful approach to safely welcoming back our fertility patients. As we navigate this new normal, the health and safety of our patients, their loved ones, and our staff remains our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a lot has been learned. The CDC, along with other researchers, will continue to monitor Covid-19 and its effects on fertility, and new knowledge will be released as it becomes accessible. So far, there is no evidence that Covid-19 has a negative impact on the success of IVF. In a highly sanitized environment, all IVF procedures are practiced after an initial risk assessment with COVID-19 risk mitigation steps. The treatment cycle for most people will be the same as it was before the pandemic, with a focus on your safety and IVF success.

Take a look at the Dos and Don'ts:

To avoid COVID-19 infections, one should take the following precautions at all times:

  • Wearing a face mask at all times when in public
  • Social distancing 3 to 6 feet
  • Frequently washing and sanitizing hands
  • Disinfecting and cleaning used surfaces regularly
  • Not touching your mouth, nose, and eyes before sanitizing your hands, etc.
  • Be smart about crowds

Telemedicine consultations: A telemedicine appointment can be coordinated with our fertility specialist whether you are a new or existing patient. Telemedicine is a wonderful way to connect with us and to develop a diagnostic plan or to decide on a treatment option.

Every IVF cycle begins with a consultation with a fertility specialist to help set expectations for the procedure. Following that, both men and women are subjected to a series of panel tests. This includes, among other things, blood tests to check for polycystic ovaries, diabetes, liver damage, sexually transmitted infections, and hormone levels like prolactin in women. Ultrasound and other image-based scans may also be used. This aids in determining the cause of infertility and determining if there is any medical condition that needs to be addressed prior to beginning the IVF cycle.

Does COVID-19 impact fertility or pregnancy?

The majority of couples who want to have a child through IVF are more concerned about time running out. There is currently little information on the impact of COVID-19 on fertility, pregnancy, and the newborn, but preliminary findings suggest that it has no significant effect. The vast majority of patients of reproductive age do not fall into the high-risk category. So, one need not delay IVF consultation and treatment because of COVID. Many of the globally recommended safety precautions have been implemented.

According to studies, the risk of COVID infection in a pregnant woman is the same as in a non-pregnant woman. Furthermore, there is little evidence that pregnant women can pass COVID infection to their unborn children. In the vast majority of cases, the coronavirus is not found in amniotic fluid or breast milk. If you are already pregnant, it is critical to take all possible precautions to reduce your risk of coronavirus exposure by following the CDC's current recommendations.

DIVF Treatment at PFRC

It's difficult to know who is most vulnerable and how the virus affects those who contract it in the short and long term because "what we know" is constantly changing. We're here to support you whether you're waiting or starting infertility treatments during Covid-19. We intend to continue to provide care for our patients. As always, our goal is to provide you with individualized care that is centered on you. Please contact us if you have any questions about whether it is safe to have IVF while on COVID or what you can do to continue your treatment. If you are looking for the best fertility specialists in Chennai, visit your nearest PFRC branch. Consult with the top fertility experts in India.


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