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.  Scroll to learn the latest for your situation.
ASRM Guidance for Fertility Treatments

​As of April 13, 2020

  1. 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.

  2. Strongly consider cancellation of all embryo transfers, whether fresh or frozen. 

  3. Continue to care for patients who are currently ‘in-cycle’ or who require urgent stimulation and cryopreservation.

  4. Suspend elective surgeries and non-urgent diagnostic procedures.

  5. Minimize in-person interactions and increase utilization of telehealth.

Update through April 27
ASRM Task Force Assessing Strategies for Fertility Treatments
"While it is not yet prudent to resume non-emergency infertility procedures, the Task Force recognizes it is also time to begin to consider strategies and best practices for resuming time-sensitive fertility treatments in the face of COVID-19."
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.

"COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States."
-The CDC
CDC Guidance: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
While much remains to be understood about COVID-19, "pregnant women should do the same things as the general public to avoid infection."
-The CDC
"Whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding should be determined by the mother in coordination with her family and healthcare providers."  
-The CDC
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