COVID-19 and Women's Health
We have all been impacted by COVID-19 and our hearts go out to everyone. For those of you who had plans for fertility treatments, are pregnant, or nursing a newborn, we can only imagine how this impacts you given how tough this journey already is.
ASRM Guidance for Fertility Treatments
Guidelines as of March 17, 2020
Suspension of initiation of new treatment cycles, including ovulation induction, intrauterine inseminations (IUIs), in vitro fertilization (IVF) including retrievals and frozen embryo transfers, as well as non-urgent gamete cryopreservation.
Strongly consider cancellation of all embryo transfers, whether fresh or frozen.
Continue to care for patients who are currently ‘in-cycle’ or who require urgent stimulation and cryopreservation.
Suspend elective surgeries and non-urgent diagnostic procedures.
Minimize in-person interactions and increase utilization of telehealth.
Next Update Expected March 30
Assessing & Managing Pregnant Women with Known or Suspected COVID-19 Infection
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have developed an algorithm to assess and manage pregnant women with known or suspected COVID-19 infection. They advise to double check CDC guidance before taking action.