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Recent Facts About Coronavirus Exposure and Fertility

Handwashing (2)In late 2019, a coronavirus – COVID-19 – outbreak began in China. It has since spread to other countries – including the United States. COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses such as MERS and SARS. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and body aches. These symptoms can accelerate to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and eventual death.

COVID-19 and Fertility

If you are trying to get pregnant, you must avoid close contact with anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean/disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Wash your hands regularly

The CDC has posted travel health notices recommending that U.S. citizens not travel to China.

Testing for COVID-19

If you think you may have contracted a coronavirus, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. The CDC offers testing guidance for COVID-19 – Click Here.

Coronavirus and Pregnancy

You may be wondering about the potential of contracting coronavirus from a procedure at New Hope Fertility.

On February 14th, the FDA issued the following statement:

While respiratory viruses – in general – are not known to be transmitted by implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer of human cells, tissues, or cellular or tissue-based products (HCT/Ps), the potential for transmission of COVID-19 by HCT/Ps is unknown at this time. There have been no reported cases of transmission of COVID-19 via these products.

Take-Aways:

  • Respiratory viruses – in general – are not known to be transmitted by implantation or transfer of human cells
  • There have been no reported cases of transmission of COVID-19 via these products

Plan of Action to Safely Get Pregnant

Make an appointment with one of our fertility specialists for a thorough reproductive examination and preliminary assessment of your reproductive health.

To schedule your initial consultation at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 212.969.7422.

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