COVID-19 Update for Fertility Patients
We have now resumed all fertility treatments and diagnostic procedures in our office and continue to offer consultations for new and follow-up visits via telehealth. For more details and learn about some of the many measures we have taken to continue to provide the highest level of care in the safest possible environment, please see our letter to patients.
At this time, Columbia University Fertility Center is monitoring the situation with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) closely.
While pregnant women experience immunologic changes that may make them susceptible to respiratory illnesses and may be at higher risk for severe illness, there are not specific data on COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that “pregnant women should engage in usual preventive actions to avoid infection like washing hands and avoiding people who are sick.” The CDC also recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Level 3 regions (China, Iran, S. Korea, Italy) and that those with chronic medical conditions avoid Level 2 regions (Japan). The CDC has not recommended against attempting to conceive naturally or with assistance.
For your safety and the safety of our staff and other patients, if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or may be at risk, we ask that you inform us and postpone treatment until cleared by your primary care provider.
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