Couples with infertility endure many anxieties, uncertainties, feelings of helplessness, and fears about the future — and now, there’s the COVID-19 pandemic on top of it all. At a time when the rules are constantly changing, starting a family may sound scary, but in fact it is far from impossible.
IS IT TIME FOR IN VITRO FERTILIZATION?
COVID-19 certainly took away many of our joys – travel, concerts, even until recently, going to a restaurant. At the same time, however, we were given more time with our loved ones and we learned to value our health.
In some patients, in vitro procedures (or other forms of assisted reproduction) cannot be delayed. These are women who are about to undergo cancer treatment and want to freeze their eggs, as well as those at risk of prematurely depleted ovarian reserve.
If you do not fall into these categories, the best time to start your in vitro cycle is entirely up to you! The most important thing in this case is for you to feel good – both physically and emotionally.
Given the complex epidemiological situation with COVID-19 in Bulgaria and other European countries, New Life Clinic continues to work and take care of your health and that of its team with increased attention to safety, complying with all requirements of the Ministry of Health.
CORONAVIRUS AND PREGNANCY – WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR
According to observations from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG):
- Pregnant women are not more susceptible to coronavirus infection than others. The course of coronavirus infection is not more severe in pregnant women. The majority experience mild to moderate symptoms.
- Although the virus is new and still being studied, there is no evidence that coronavirus infection increases the risk of miscarriage or other complications during pregnancy.
- Although rare, transmission of the infection from the mother to the fetus is possible, but there is no evidence that this leads to birth defects.
Keep in mind that information about this virus is very dynamic. If you are planning to become pregnant, whether naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques, do not hesitate to contact your obstetrician-gynecologist. It will give you the most up-to-date and exhaustive information about pregnancy during this pandemic.