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Following the COVID-19 lockdown whereby fertility clinics where required to close, clinics are now permitted to resume treatments, however there is still uncertainly and anxiety for many patients
It’s a time for great cheer and positivity if you are planning IVF treatment cycles. The wave of Covid-19 infections across UK is now past its peak and the HFEA announced that IVF clinics across the UK can now resume treatments. Fertility clinics have in turn, also announced their own strategies of coping with the pandemic. They have taken steps to ensure social distancing, avoiding overcrowding in waiting areas, adequate sanitation and use of protective equipment for frontline workers.
But resuming your treatment requires that you go for in-person consultation and clinical procedures. This may entail coming in contact with potential carriers and infected people. Though research has not proven that pregnant women or women trying to get pregnant are at a higher risk of getting infected, a possible infection can set your treatment further behind. You may end up losing precious time, delaying your hopes of becoming a parent. Not to mention the consequent and unimaginable heartbreak and toll on your mental health. Also, incidence of high fever is known to affect sperm quality temporarily, which can impact your treatment.