Fertility problems and IVF are stressful enough. Now throw a pandemic like a coronavirus (COVID-19) into the mix, and it is easy for you to get more stressful.
If you are undergoing fertility treatment, you are probably wondering things like, “should I go forward with my IVF egg retrieval?” “Is this the best time for an embryo transfer?” or “Should I freeze eggs/embryos now before things get worse?”
Do not worry; at a time like this, we thought it is beneficial for us to share our knowledge regarding COVID and IVF with you.
The question in your mind right now may be whether you should delay your treatment.
Well, according to Dr.Hirishikesh Pai, a Consultant Gynecologist and IVF specialist, if your reproductive age is not in the high-risk group, there is no need to delay the treatment.
Moreover, Dr.Hirishikesh Pai’s clinic offers telemedicine appointments for the initial or follow-up consultations. This helps to curate a treatment plan for you. Also, to avoid transmissions, the clinic follows all guidelines suggested by the authorities.
Right now, there is less evidence if coronavirus could affect fertility. However, there is a chance that the infection could cause high fever, which might affect fertility treatment.
A study has suggested that high fever during the IVF cycle or egg freezing may require a higher need for medications. However, there is no evidence showing that COVID-19 fever has an impact on fertility.
The risk of COVID infection in a pregnant female is the same as a non-pregnant female. Moreover, there is no sufficient evidence suggesting that pregnant women can pass COVID infection to their babies. Coronavirus is also not present in breast milk or amniotic fluid.
So, according to the facts, it is highly unlikely that COVID-19 can affect your pregnancy.
Dr Hirishikesh Pai’s clinic has undergone the following changes to ensure their patient’s safety during IVF treatment:
All these precautions, followed by Dr.Hirishikesh Pai’s clinic, have resulted in very less transmission rate to his patients.
We understand the past few months have been hard. However, now you can safely achieve the most optimal outcomes with your IVF treatment at Dr.Hirishikesh Pai’s clinic.
If you have not started your IVF journey till now, get in touch with your IVF specialist and start your treatment today.