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I put off IVF because of covid – is it safer now to try again?

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While the world waits in hopeful anticipation of the vaccine against COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to try to conceive. The answer is yes! Right now it appears that the vaccines will be made available in phases, with the most vulnerable, including healthcare and frontline workers being the first to receive. If you and your partner have postponed IVF due to concerns about coronavirus you needn’t worry any longer. Since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic physicians have learned a lot more about the virus’ impact on IVF. There is absolutely zero evidence that the virus poses any threat, or has any effect at all, on your IVF outcome. It cannot be transmitted via IVF or IUI and poses no threat to testicular function in men or reproductive function in women.


Initially, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) asked physicians and their patients to postpone IVF cycles unless there was an urgency. That was the most responsible way to address the concerns of physicians and their patients in the early days of the pandemic when little was known about the virus.
Now that more knowledge of the virus has been uncovered, the risks posed to patients and medical staff are found to be on par with the risks to the general public. The ASRM/Coronavirus/COVID-19 task force, formed to determine the potential for infection posed to those undergoing all fertility treatment, now recommends a judicious approach:
“Collectively, these updates recommend the judicious resumption of the delivery of reproductive care, with the use of careful preventive measures, such as the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing measures.”


In spite of the ASRM’s findings that there is relatively no risk to those undergoing fertility treatment, there has been evidence of a slightly elevated risk for pregnant women who contract COVID-19 during pregnancy for preterm delivery and preeclampsia. Should you test positive for COVID-19 while pregnant your physician will monitor you very closely.
Studies show that the virus is not transmitted via the placenta, and newborns are not shown to be at risk for coronavirus infection or neonatal complications. For those couples anticipating IVF, or any other treatment for infertility, time is often ‘of the essence’. There’s no need to postpone due to the current pandemic, especially with a vaccine on the horizon says IVF specialist doctor.


In an abundance of caution, pregnant women are considered part of the high-risk population when it comes to the coronavirus. With this in mind, the vaccine is being assessed, though not yet in human trials, for safety and efficacy in pregnancy. The FDA is not expected to immediately approve any of the coming vaccines for pregnant women, at least temporarily. The best practice, currently, for those women who are successful in conceiving, is to follow the CDC guidelines to the letter. Stay within your pod, limit all interaction with that outside of your home, and avoid social activities and encounters where the recommended general safety measures are not followed. Most importantly: Do not
miss your healthcare appointments. For those women who are undergoing IVF and wish to get vaccinated, speak with your physician as the latest updates are sure to change.


COVID-19 and the world response to the pandemic, has already compromised life for so many of us. Many typical life events have been put on hold in hopes that this virus is eradicated, or at least gets under control. It appears we’re approaching a point where that may be true. In any event, don’t put your dreams of conceiving a child on hold any longer. It is absolutely safe for you to continue with your plans for IVF or any other fertility treatment.


If you are looking to select the Best infertility hospital, first you should know about what to look for in an infertility doctor? And get in touch with Best Infertility Specialist in Indore.
Dr.Heena Agrawal is renowned infertility and IVF specialist in Indore. With her interest, focus, and vision to alleviate the suffering of infertile couples, she decided to excel in this specialty. She took extensive training in infertility and completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology under best in the field, where she was trained in the complete ambit of reproductive medicine such as polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, obesity, recurrent IVF failures, and unexplained infertility cases as well as a wide range of fertility treatments. She had loved to support you throughout your journey to parenthood. We’re here to serve you the best.

If you have any questions or concerns, CONTACT DR.HEENA AGRAWAL. Remember to continue to take the proper precautions. Wear a mask, socially distance, avoid large gatherings and practice hand washing faithfully. If you suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19 seek medical advice, get tested, and quarantine away from others for 14 days. Together we will get through this pandemic.