COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is a novel virus that has changed the way society lives, works, interacts, and for us at the Center for Reproductive Care, has changed the way we can provide patient care. Infectious disease specialists across the world are still studying the virus and its potential effects. We do know that it is very contagious, has varying degrees of severity, and can present itself a number of different ways.
We are going to be reopening our clinic as of April 28th in a limited capacity with controlled social distancing measures and spread out patient appointments. We will not be accepting walk-in appointments at this time and all patients who wish to schedule a clinic appointment will need to be pre-screened by our staff before we can schedule the appointment.
As you know, we at the Center for Reproductive Care take the health of both our staff and our patients very seriously. As we work to move forward with fertility treatments, we must also focus more intensely on keeping our patients and our staff safe from harm. If you have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, we urge you to let us know immediately. If you develop any symptoms of the virus, including fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath, we ask you to contact our office. We are asking the same of our staff to keep everyone safe.
If you have been exposed to or have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, your provider will most likely have to cancel your current treatment cycle, whether it be IVF, IUI, or a Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle. The cancellation of a treatment cycle may have negative medical and financial consequences, but we must prioritize the safety of our patients and staff and follow the regulations set forth by the local, state, and federal agencies.
If you are in an IVF stimulation cycle and you become exposed to COVID-19 or develop symptoms, we may be required to cancel your stimulation at that time. This may lead to your body ovulating multiple eggs, causing discomfort and significant bloating, nausea, and abdominal pain. Should this happen, you must refrain from intercourse to avoid a large order multiple pregnancy, which presents itself with its own set of risks.
We greatly appreciate your patience as we all navigate this new normal. We are grateful for your support and understanding as we work to create protocols that prioritize the safety and well being of our patients and staff. We will do this together and continue to strive towards our greatest goal: helping patients achieve their fertility goals.
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