The impact of Coronavirus on your Fertility Treatments
In this special episode, we wanted to address some of your questions and concerns with regards to coronavirus and what this means for your fertility treatments.
So over the next few weeks, we’re bringing in the experts! First up we chat with Julie Morgan, who like Kate, is a Fertility Nurse Consultant. Julie has been keeping the TTC community up to date by sharing really useful information and updates on her instagram @allaboutinfertility
- Not all clinics are routinely cancelling treatments.
- Please check with your clinic to find out what their up to date guidance is.
- Don’t stop any medication until you have spoken with your clinic.
- Clinics are open currently and are here to help and advise you during this difficult time.
- Egg collection does appear to still be going ahead in many cases.
- To help with social distancing, clinics will be operating slightly differently with phone and video consultations, and face-to-face appointments may be staggered.
- If you are undergoing a stimulation cycle it is likely (although not in all circumstances) that you will be able to continue with your cycle.
- If you are newly pregnant it is advised that you self isolate but speak with your clinic for further advice.
- Clinics who offer egg donation have been advised that patients must not donate if they have recently visited a high-risk country, and must wait for a minimum of 28 days if infected with coronavirus or after being in contact with someone with coronavirus before donating.
- If you are having treatment abroad, please contact your clinic for further advice and self isolate if required.
- If you are self-funding your treatment and are required to freeze embryos in what would have been a fresh cycle, it may be that your clinic will not charge you for storage fees. However, there may be costs associated with repeat tests etc on restarting treatment again in a few months.
Please bear in mind that we recorded this interview last Friday, and in this ever-changing and dynamic world, it is likely that there may be more recent updates available. Please do check with your clinic for the most up to date information for your individual circumstance.
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